My Law School Journey
Bahar Ramazanova,LL.M Candidate, Istanbul University (Online Intern @LawOF)
My interest in law began when I was a schoolgirl. I began to understand more deeply how much people suffer injustice and became interested in defending human rights and related issues. Furthermore, the scope and variety of legal issues intrigued me and I decided to dedicate my whole life to seriously study in this field.
Following my final exams at high school, I successfully passed the entrance exam and gained admission to the Academy of Public Administration of Azerbaijan. Four years in the law program at the Academy, also equipped me with the problem solving and analytical skills required to excel in the demanding profession of law. My courses and practical training sessions have given me a great deal of exposure to these areas and I strongly believe that I have sufficient motivation and aptitude to work in this field. As a result of my successful study period as a bachelor-level student, I am now a holder of the Honors Bachelor’s Diploma.
I participated in an internship in the Department of Law and Subrogation of “AXA MBASK” IC OJSC in July-August 2012. I gleaned really valuable and essential knowledge during this internship. It helped me to take my exams successfully and to choose the topic for my Course Work, namely “Insurance obligation: modern circumstance and problems.”
I have been a practical trainer with the Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) Of The Republic of Azerbaijan during May of 2012. During these practice days I learned about highly specialized ways of defending human rights and, at the same time, the work of the Ombudsman Apparatus. .
In March 2013 I was hired by a legal company named “Baku Law Service” LLC. I worked there as a full-time lawyer defending clients’ rights in courts and also in different governmental and non-governmental bodies. Because of my study in Turkey, I had to suspend my involvement there.
I was an exchange student at TU Dresden and worked on the “space transportation agreement’’ topic. The main objective of this was to create the status of a human in a commercial space, the legal regime concerning commercial transportation in the cosmos and defending space travelers’ rights.
Now I am an international LLM student at Istanbul University. As a result of application to the 2013-2014 Turkish Bursary Program, I was awarded a scholarship for a two-year study program in private law at Istanbul University. Because of successful results of my education year in Turkey, I was the one -originally an Azerbaijani citizen – amongst nine Turkish students who was awarded a free semester and scholarship and got status of an Erasmus Student.
As an LL.M student, I am conducting a research concerning private human spaceflight and applicable laws. This project led me to participate at three international conferences about space law and policy and in the meantime, I was successful to found the Istanbul Space School where I give lectures about space law and business topics.