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E. Gokcen Tugral-Gurk


Isparta, Turkey

Class Year:

LLM, 2007

Prior Education:

Ankara University Law School-LL.M.
Ankara University Law School-Law Degree

What I Did Before Law School:

I worked as a legal counselor for the Turkish Foreign Ministry for six years.  For the last four years of this term, I served at the Turkish Mission to the United Nations in New York.

Why I Chose Penn Law:

I chose Penn because of its excellent reputation, esteemed faculty members and attractive campus.

My Best Experience at Penn Law:

My whole year at Penn Law was a great experience.  I had the opportunity to meet friends from all around the world and further built upon my legal foundation with Penn Law’s excellent curriculum.

Professor Who Influenced Me Most:

I had extraordinary professors for all my classes.  However, I particularly enjoyed Professor Rock’s style of teaching in both Corporations and Mergers & Acquisitions.

My Favorite Course:

I thoroughly enjoyed all my classes.  My favorite course, however, was international finance.  I found the subject very interesting and I believe that it will be highly beneficial for me to realize my future endeavors.

My Favorite Philadelphia Moment:

My engagement party in Philadelphia.

What I’m Most Proud Of:

I am proud of being a part of the Penn Family.

My Extracurricular Activities at Penn Law:

I attended extremely interesting and useful meetings and conferences at Penn. I played tennis with friends at the Penn Tennis Club. Also, I was a member of the LL.M. Committee.

My Favorite Place or Activity on the University Campus:

My favorite place is the courtyard at the law school. It is a great place to meet with friends and get some fresh air. I especially enjoyed the courtyard in the mornings with a cup of tea and morning news.