E. Gokcen Tugral-Gurk, SJD Candidate
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.