Osman Nuri Ersoy

Country: Turkey
Sector: Commercial Banking & Credit
Job title: Legal Counsel
Subject of study: Law
Year of graduation: 2020
Type/Level of study: Post graduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

T.C Halkbankasi A.S

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

After returning to Turkey from Exeter, I worked in a private law firm operating in the field of commercial law in Istanbul. After leaving here, I started to work in the international law department of Halkbank, which is a state bank.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

In light of my undergraduate and graduate education, I decided to develop my own career in banking. I took a job at the Bank, thinking that the Bank would develop my career in the international arena.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

Labor Society, Postgraduate Society, Exeter Law Society.

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

The biggest advantage of the master’s program for me was to learn about international developments in the field of law and how to make multidimensional legal analysis concerning disputes.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

During my master’s degree, I first developed my network here as I got to know students from various parts of the world. Further I developed my skills, which are essential for a lawyer, such as doing research, analysis and reasoning.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

Because Exeter University is a well-known university in Turkey. Many administrators and bureaucrats in the state administration studied in Exeter. I chose Exeter because of its quality of education and its prestigious position.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

I have gained a versatile approach on subjects regarding law disputes. Moreover I can analyse and interpret legal subjects in a more accurate way thanks to the education in Exeter. Finally, I improved my network which is useful for my career.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

First of all, a lawyer should have the capacity to think multi-dimensionally. In this way, they will have the capacity to think multi-dimensionally while analysing legal disputes. Secondly, a lawyer must like to do research relating to his subject otherwise he cannot be keep up with the innovations in the field of law occurring. Finally, a lawyer needs to improve himself not only in his field but also in other social sciences such as history and literature so that he can outperform other lawyers.

What are your plans for the future?

Although I studied law in Turkey and Exeter, I will probably be manager of my family-owned company located in Istanbul that serves in the health field.


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