Erol Gökhan Tolay is the Director of the Writing Center for International Programs and an Assistant Professor of Practice teaching legal research and writing at Temple University Beasley School of Law.
Before joining the full-time faculty, Professor Tolay served as an adjunct at Temple Law teaching legal research and writing. He also taught constitutional law, international law, and judicial behavior at the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg.
Professor Tolay practiced law in New York, representing domestic and international clients in various business matters. He also maintained an active pro bono practice, working closely with the Dauphin County Bar association in helping low-income individuals with their child custody disputes.
In 2014, Professor Tolay completed his S.J.D. at Temple Law. His dissertation examines legal mechanisms to address expropriation of goodwill generated by franchisees. In addition to his S.J.D., he holds an LL.B. in Law from Gazi University in Turkey, an LL.M., summa cum laude, from the University of Muenster in Germany, and an LL.M., with honors, from Temple Law School.