Ergul studied law at the School of Law of Marmara University between 2010 and 2014. He completed the Lawyer Internship Scheme at Istanbul Bar Association in 2015, and is registered as a qualified lawyer at Ankara Bar Association and Turkish Bars Association. He practiced as a lawyer in Turkey for a year before coming to the University of Nottingham in 2016 to commence his LLM specialising in criminal law and criminal justice which he eventually completed with Distinction.
He is currently studying his PhD at the University of Nottingham. He is supervised by Professor Dirk van Zyl Smit and Dr Candida Saunders.
Ergul currently teaches Criminal Law to undergraduates at the University of Nottingham.
Ergul's PhD project investigates the question of how life imprisonment is used in England and Wales and Turkey as the two leading life imprisoners among the Council of Europe countries, with 7.439… read more
Ergul's PhD project investigates the question of how life imprisonment is used in England and Wales and Turkey as the two leading life imprisoners among the Council of Europe countries, with 7.439 and 7.101 life prisoners respectively. The imposition and implementation of, and release from life imprisonment in both legal systems under survey are explored against the backdrop of the European standards for imposition, implementation and release which stem from the European human rights instruments such as the ECtHR, the CPT and the Council of Europe's recommendations.