"Post Graduate Programs Collaboration Protocol" was signed between Ekrem Demirtaş, President of IUE Board of Trustees and Aydın Özcan, President of Izmir Bar Association. The protocol offers 25% discount for lawyers registered in Izmir Bar Association and their first degree relatives in master’s and Ph.D. education at IUE graduate schools. In the event of 20 or more lawyers applying for the same post graduate program, courses will take place at Izmir Bar Association.
Alongside Demirtaş and Özcan, Prof. Dr. Murat Aşkar, IUE Acting Rector, Prof. Dr. Huriye Kubilay, Dean of IUE Faculty of Law, Şakir Uzun, Secretary General of Izmir Bar Association, and Murat Ergün, Member of the Executive Board of Izmir Bar attended the ceremony that took place at IUE Board of Trustees Meeting Hall.
‘An Opportunity for 6 thousand 750 Lawyers’
Aydın Özcan pointed out the importance of the protocol they signed with IUE and he said, "We want to establish dialogues with universities and students in Izmir as the Bar Association. We care about our colleagues improving themselves. There are many faculties of law in our country now. However, they don’t all offer high quality education as IUE does. This is going to be a very good opportunity for our colleagues who want to improve and excel.” Özcan said that there were 6 thousand 750 lawyers and they expected that number to go up to 7 thousand 500 members.
'For Those Who Want to Improve Themselves’
President Ekrem Demirtaş reported that IUE Faculty of Law was going to produce its first graduates next year and Izmir Bar Association would be the organization they were going to register with. Demirtaş said, "Education is a life long journey. Izmir University of Economics is the place to go to for self-improvement. There will be 25% discount for lawyers registered in Izmir Bar Association when they enroll at master’s or Ph.D. programs at IUE.”