Globalization is transforming every sector of the world’s economy and, accordingly, is significantly affecting legal services. This project aims to raise Turkish law students’ and beginning lawyers’ awareness of current and future legal service needs and guide young lawyers on their journey to identify how they can stay ahead of their competition.
I launched this blog in Turkish in April 2020 by considering the reader group this project can help the most. After carefully evaluating the feedback I received and the audience’s expectations, I decided to create and/or publish English content. Thus, I launched the English version of the blog. However, this does not necessarily mean that each post will be in both Turkish and English. I prefer to publish the posts in the language they were written/created in, as the original language best preserves the author’s/creator’s interpretation. There may be exceptions. Please choose the language of your preference to access posts in that specific language.

 
Globalization is transforming every sector of the world’s economy and, accordingly, is significantly affecting legal services. This project aims to raise Turkish law students’ and beginning lawyers’ awareness of current and future legal service needs and guide young lawyers on their journey to identify how they can stay ahead of their competition.
I launched this blog in Turkish in April 2020 by considering the reader group this project can help the most. After carefully evaluating the feedback I received and the audience’s expectations, I decided to create and/or publish English content. Thus, I launched the English version of the blog. However, this does not necessarily mean that each post will be in both Turkish and English. I prefer to publish the posts in the language they were written/created in, as the original language best preserves the author’s/creator’s interpretation. There may be exceptions. Please choose the language of your preference to access posts in that specific language.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

WHAT CAN AN LL.M. DEGREE DO FOR YOU IN THE INCREASINGLY COMPLEX LEGAL WORLD?: A EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE

INTERNATIONAL LL.M. PROGRAMS: UNIVERSITY of COLOGNE FACULTY of LAW, COLOGNE, GERMANY. I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Jan Kruse, Head of the Center for International Relations, and Vincent Stelzhammer, Research Associate at the Center for International Relations, for taking the time to answer my questions. GHK
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

FAMILIARITY WITH ASIAN JURISDICTIONS: ADDING IMMENSE STRENGTHS TO A MODERN LAWYER’S REPERTOIRE OF KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

INTERNATIONAL LL.M. PROGRAMS: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY of SINGAPORE FACULTY of LAW, SINGAPORE I sincerely thank Assoc. Prof. Umakanth Varottil, the director of Graduate Coursework Studies and the NUS Law Academy for taking the time to answer my questions about the importance of becoming familiar with Asian jurisdictions. DK
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

EMPOWERING INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENTS: INCLUDING THE LL.M.s IN DISCUSSIONS WITH THEIR PEERS & PROFESSORS ON EQUAL GROUNDS MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

INTERNATIONAL LL.M. PROGRAMS: STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF LAW, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN I wish to express my sincere appreciation to Candice Roccasalva, the International Coordinator, for taking the time to answer my questions about the LL.M. application process and provide insights into Stockholm Law’s LL.M. programs. GHK
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

TWO REASONS TO PURSUE AN INTERNATIONAL LL.M.: BEING EXPOSED TO A NEW WAY OF LEGAL THINKING & A DIFFERENT LEGAL CULTURE

INTERNATIONAL LL.M. PROGRAMS: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL, ANN ARBOR, MI, USA I sincerely thank Theresa Kaiser-Jarvis, Assistant Dean for International Affairs, for taking the time to answer my questions and Dora-Maria Sonderhoff for assisting me in arranging this interview. GHK
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

DO YOU WANT TO WRITE A GREAT LL.M. PERSONAL STATEMENT?: SPEAK FROM A GENUINE PLACE AND DO YOUR RESEARCH

INTERNATIONAL LL.M. PROGRAMS: BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL, NEWTON, MA, USA Susan Simone Kang, Director of Graduate Legal Education and International Programs, thank you for taking the time to answer my questions that might be on the minds of prospective LL.M. applicants from Turkey. GHK
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

ARE YOU PREPARED TO CONTRIBUTE TO AN LL.M. CLASS THAT IS ACADEMICALLY EXCELLENT, DYNAMIC, SPIRITED AND DIVERSE?

INTERNATIONAL LL.M. PROGRAMS: TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN SCHOOL OF LAW, DUBLIN, IRELAND Associate Professor Desmond Ryan and Administrative Officer Kelley McCabe, thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to answer my questions. Gizem Halis Kasap
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

WHAT ARE YOUR ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEEDS AND GOALS? A GUIDE ON HOW TO CHOOSE AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM

ENGLISH LANGUAGE & ORIENTATION PROGRAMS BOSTON UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE & ORIENTATION, BOSTON, MA, USA Ketan Gajria, Associate Director of Business Development of Center for English Language & Orientation Programs (CELOP) of Boston University’s Global Programs, many thanks for taking the time to answer my questions about improving English language skills. Defne Kahveci
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY AS A KEY PART OF THE LL.M. APPLICATION: DEVELOP A SUCCESSFUL STRATEGY FOR IMPROVING YOUR ENGLISH

INTERNATIONAL LL.M. PROGRAMS: INDIANA UNIVERSITY MAURER SCHOOL OF LAW, BLOOMINGTON, IN, USA I sincerely thank William Schaad, the Director of International Admissions at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, for taking the time to answer my questions. Gizem Halis Kasap
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

GLOBALIZATION AND THE INTERNET HAVE CHANGED THE WAY THAT WE PRACTICE LAW: ARE YOU READY FOR IT?

INTERNATIONAL LL.M. PROGRAMS: SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, BOSTON, MA, USA. I deeply thank Bridgett C. Sandusky, Suffolk University Law School’s Assistant Dean of Graduate Law Programs for taking the time to answer my questions to provide insight to LL.M. programs and application processes. Defne Kahveci
Tuesday, March 2, 2021

AN INTERNATIONAL LL.M. CAN PAVE THE WAY FOR LEARNING HOW LAW FUNCTIONS ACROSS DIFFERENT JURISDICTIONS

INTERNATIONAL LL.M. PROGRAMS: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PRITZKER SCHOOL OF LAW, CHICAGO, IL, USA. I sincerely thank Adi Altshuler, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Director of International Programs, for taking the time to answer my questions. Defne Kahveci
Friday, February 26, 2021

A EUROPEAN INSIGHT INTO LL.M. ADMISSIONS: WHAT EXACTLY IS A “HOLISTIC” REVIEW?

INTERNATIONAL LL.M. PROGRAMS: LEIDEN UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, LEIDEN, NETHERLANDS. Sheena Bruce, the Head Coordinator of Advanced LL.M. Programs, and the Deputy Head of the Office for Integrational Education at Leiden University Law School, thank you for taking the time to answer my questions about pursing an LL.M. degree in Leiden University and Europe in general. Gizem Halis Kasap
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL BENEFITS OF STUDYING AN INTERNATIONAL LL.M.

INTERNATIONAL LL.M. PROGRAMS: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL, CHICAGO, IL, USA. I would like to express my gratitude to Justin Swinsick, University of Chicago Law School’s Director of Graduate Programs, for taking the time to answer my questions about obtaining an LL.M degree and important points to consider during LL.M. application process. Defne Kahveci
Saturday, January 23, 2021

AN INTERNATIONAL LL.M.: YOUR MAP TO NAVIGATE THE GLOBAL PRACTICE OF LAW

INTERNATIONAL LL.M. PROGRAMS: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, WINSTON-SALEM, NC, USA. Amber Featherstone, Director of International & Graduate Programs of Wake Forest University School of Law, many thanks for taking the time to interview with me. Gizem Halis-Kasap
Friday, December 4, 2020

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN ARBITRATION

From the American Arbitration Association to the International Chamber of Commerce, a group of leading foreign arbitral bodies released a joint declaration on the COVID-19 pandemic soon after the pandemic began. The statement emphasizes the importance of cooperation among the various institutions to ensure that all are making the best use of digital technology for remote working. The COVID-19 pandemic has thus brought the use of technology in legal practice to the forefront.
Friday, October 30, 2020

THE BENEFITS OF AN INTERNATIONAL LL.M. & THE LL.M. APPLICATION PROCESS

INTERNATIONAL LL.M. PROGRAMS: BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, BOSTON, MA, USA. I sincerely thank John N. Riccardi, Boston University School of Law’s assistant dean for graduate and international programs and director of the Graduate and International Programs Office, for taking the time to answer my questions about the benefits of an international LL.M.– particularly one from the US– and the LL.M. application process. Ayça Akkayan Yıldırım
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

WHAT CAN AN LL.M. DEGREE DO FOR YOU IN THE INCREASINGLY COMPLEX LEGAL WORLD?: A EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE

INTERNATIONAL LL.M. PROGRAMS: UNIVERSITY of COLOGNE FACULTY of LAW, COLOGNE, GERMANY. I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Jan Kruse, Head of the Center for International Relations, and Vincent Stelzhammer, Research Associate at the Center for International Relations, for taking the time to answer my questions. GHK
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

FAMILIARITY WITH ASIAN JURISDICTIONS: ADDING IMMENSE STRENGTHS TO A MODERN LAWYER’S REPERTOIRE OF KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

INTERNATIONAL LL.M. PROGRAMS: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY of SINGAPORE FACULTY of LAW, SINGAPORE I sincerely thank Assoc. Prof. Umakanth Varottil, the director of Graduate Coursework Studies and the NUS Law Academy for taking the time to answer my questions about the importance of becoming familiar with Asian jurisdictions. DK
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

EMPOWERING INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENTS: INCLUDING THE LL.M.s IN DISCUSSIONS WITH THEIR PEERS & PROFESSORS ON EQUAL GROUNDS MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

INTERNATIONAL LL.M. PROGRAMS: STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF LAW, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN I wish to express my sincere appreciation to Candice Roccasalva, the International Coordinator, for taking the time to answer my questions about the LL.M. application process and provide insights into Stockholm Law’s LL.M. programs. GHK
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

TWO REASONS TO PURSUE AN INTERNATIONAL LL.M.: BEING EXPOSED TO A NEW WAY OF LEGAL THINKING & A DIFFERENT LEGAL CULTURE

INTERNATIONAL LL.M. PROGRAMS: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL, ANN ARBOR, MI, USA I sincerely thank Theresa Kaiser-Jarvis, Assistant Dean for International Affairs, for taking the time to answer my questions and Dora-Maria Sonderhoff for assisting me in arranging this interview. GHK
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

DO YOU WANT TO WRITE A GREAT LL.M. PERSONAL STATEMENT?: SPEAK FROM A GENUINE PLACE AND DO YOUR RESEARCH

INTERNATIONAL LL.M. PROGRAMS: BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL, NEWTON, MA, USA Susan Simone Kang, Director of Graduate Legal Education and International Programs, thank you for taking the time to answer my questions that might be on the minds of prospective LL.M. applicants from Turkey. GHK
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

ARE YOU PREPARED TO CONTRIBUTE TO AN LL.M. CLASS THAT IS ACADEMICALLY EXCELLENT, DYNAMIC, SPIRITED AND DIVERSE?

INTERNATIONAL LL.M. PROGRAMS: TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN SCHOOL OF LAW, DUBLIN, IRELAND Associate Professor Desmond Ryan and Administrative Officer Kelley McCabe, thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to answer my questions. Gizem Halis Kasap
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

WHAT ARE YOUR ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEEDS AND GOALS? A GUIDE ON HOW TO CHOOSE AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM

ENGLISH LANGUAGE & ORIENTATION PROGRAMS BOSTON UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE & ORIENTATION, BOSTON, MA, USA Ketan Gajria, Associate Director of Business Development of Center for English Language & Orientation Programs (CELOP) of Boston University’s Global Programs, many thanks for taking the time to answer my questions about improving English language skills. Defne Kahveci
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY AS A KEY PART OF THE LL.M. APPLICATION: DEVELOP A SUCCESSFUL STRATEGY FOR IMPROVING YOUR ENGLISH

INTERNATIONAL LL.M. PROGRAMS: INDIANA UNIVERSITY MAURER SCHOOL OF LAW, BLOOMINGTON, IN, USA I sincerely thank William Schaad, the Director of International Admissions at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, for taking the time to answer my questions. Gizem Halis Kasap
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

GLOBALIZATION AND THE INTERNET HAVE CHANGED THE WAY THAT WE PRACTICE LAW: ARE YOU READY FOR IT?

INTERNATIONAL LL.M. PROGRAMS: SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, BOSTON, MA, USA. I deeply thank Bridgett C. Sandusky, Suffolk University Law School’s Assistant Dean of Graduate Law Programs for taking the time to answer my questions to provide insight to LL.M. programs and application processes. Defne Kahveci
Tuesday, March 2, 2021

AN INTERNATIONAL LL.M. CAN PAVE THE WAY FOR LEARNING HOW LAW FUNCTIONS ACROSS DIFFERENT JURISDICTIONS

INTERNATIONAL LL.M. PROGRAMS: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PRITZKER SCHOOL OF LAW, CHICAGO, IL, USA. I sincerely thank Adi Altshuler, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Director of International Programs, for taking the time to answer my questions. Defne Kahveci
Friday, February 26, 2021

A EUROPEAN INSIGHT INTO LL.M. ADMISSIONS: WHAT EXACTLY IS A “HOLISTIC” REVIEW?

INTERNATIONAL LL.M. PROGRAMS: LEIDEN UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, LEIDEN, NETHERLANDS. Sheena Bruce, the Head Coordinator of Advanced LL.M. Programs, and the Deputy Head of the Office for Integrational Education at Leiden University Law School, thank you for taking the time to answer my questions about pursing an LL.M. degree in Leiden University and Europe in general. Gizem Halis Kasap
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL BENEFITS OF STUDYING AN INTERNATIONAL LL.M.

INTERNATIONAL LL.M. PROGRAMS: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL, CHICAGO, IL, USA. I would like to express my gratitude to Justin Swinsick, University of Chicago Law School’s Director of Graduate Programs, for taking the time to answer my questions about obtaining an LL.M degree and important points to consider during LL.M. application process. Defne Kahveci
Saturday, January 23, 2021

AN INTERNATIONAL LL.M.: YOUR MAP TO NAVIGATE THE GLOBAL PRACTICE OF LAW

INTERNATIONAL LL.M. PROGRAMS: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, WINSTON-SALEM, NC, USA. Amber Featherstone, Director of International & Graduate Programs of Wake Forest University School of Law, many thanks for taking the time to interview with me. Gizem Halis-Kasap
Friday, December 4, 2020

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN ARBITRATION

From the American Arbitration Association to the International Chamber of Commerce, a group of leading foreign arbitral bodies released a joint declaration on the COVID-19 pandemic soon after the pandemic began. The statement emphasizes the importance of cooperation among the various institutions to ensure that all are making the best use of digital technology for remote working. The COVID-19 pandemic has thus brought the use of technology in legal practice to the forefront.
Friday, October 30, 2020

THE BENEFITS OF AN INTERNATIONAL LL.M. & THE LL.M. APPLICATION PROCESS

INTERNATIONAL LL.M. PROGRAMS: BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, BOSTON, MA, USA. I sincerely thank John N. Riccardi, Boston University School of Law’s assistant dean for graduate and international programs and director of the Graduate and International Programs Office, for taking the time to answer my questions about the benefits of an international LL.M.– particularly one from the US– and the LL.M. application process. Ayça Akkayan Yıldırım