Interview Student

Olena Karakan

Public Law

Why have you decided to pursue a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree?

Shortly, I need it for my future career; also I decided to pursue LL.M. with the aim to bolster my legal knowledge.

Why did you choose to study at Koç University?

I heard about a high quality of Turkish education, so studying at Koç University is possibility to enhance my professional life.

Describe the LL.M. course you are studying.

All the classes from my course is very crucial. I could say that I improve my academic skills by learning and comparing information on Public Law aspects of international and EU law. I am gratitude for the help of all lecturers.

Which classes do you like most and why?

One of classes was very practical (that’s exactly what I needed)-European Human Rights Law. Participating in the Moot Court gave me an opportunity to understand how a theory works in practice.

How do you finance your education?

With the help of my family.

What was your most exiting, interesting, astonishing or hilarious experience at Koç University so far?

An interesting experience I have received during Business and Human Rights Certificate Program provided by Koç University. Now I am using that information in writing me thesis.

What is the best thing about the program?

An academic spirit that exists at Uni which gives an inspiration to achieve new goals.

Name three terms that you associate with the word „law“.

Justice, order, rule.

What are your plans after graduating?

To continue my education on Ph.D. programme and working in legal firm.

What advice do you have prospective students?

It will be more a recommendation than an advice. Shortly, do all your best you can, never give up, believe in yourself, ask for the help if you need to, also ask the questions if you have doubts or you simply do not understand.