Doruk Erhan

DDoruk Erhanoruk Erhan is a J.S.D. candidate at Yale Law School, where he completed his LL.M. degree in 2022 as a Fulbright Scholar. Before coming to Yale, he studied law in Turkey and the United Kingdom. Then, he worked at an Ankara-based law firm, where he specialized in sovereign representation and appellate litigation. In 2022-2023, he served as a Fox Visiting Fellow at Sciences Po Paris. He holds a Magister Juris from the University of Oxford; and a B.A. in law, summa cum laude, from Bilkent University. 

Doruk’s research interests lie at the intersection of dispute resolution, private law theory and comparative law. His dissertation examines the doctrinal evolution of international arbitration across two jurisdictions, focusing on how national courts, informed by competing discourses and policies, have shaped the boundaries of arbitral autonomy. Drawing on legal and political theory, Doruk seeks to evaluate arbitration’s expanded role in an era of transnational commerce, which challenges the normative status and relevance of the state as a site of social cohesion. 

Doctoral Committee

Professors W. Michael Reisman (co-chair), Daniel Markovits (co-chair), Susan Rose-Ackerman (reader), Samuel Moyn (reader)


LL.M., Yale Law School, 2022

MJur, University of Oxford, 2020

B.A. in Law, Bilkent University, 2019