Zora Kizilyurek Senior Intern (2020-2021)

Zora Kizilyurek graduated from BPP University-London with an LLB in 2018 and a Law Equivalency Degree from Istanbul University in 2020. She has recently completed a Master of Laws (LLM) course at the University of Central Lancashire – Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus), where she focused on International Security and International Business Law.

Zora’s areas of interest include international commercial law, alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation, arbitration, and med-arb. Her research also partly focused on human trafficking in Cyprus. During her LLM, she assisted both the UCLan Cyprus School of Law and ICLAIM with their day-to-day activities, offering support in the implementation of applied research projects, participating in the writing of project bids, and assisting Prof. Stephanie Laulhé Shaelou, the Head of the Law School and ICLAIM founder, in liaising with potential partners.

She is trained both as a mediator and a social mediator, while she is also a member of ICLAIM’s Social Mediators Network. Currently, she is doing her legal traineeship for the Istanbul Bar Association and a mediation internship at Essentials Mediation Solutions. Between 2016 and 2020, she facilitated EU-funded programmes in Cyprus, focusing on sustainability and cultural heritage, and worked with ex-offenders in London to support their reintegration into society.