Thomas Jefferson student Jason Miller (2L) will be working at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Istanbul, Turkey. Miller will be working for Umurcan Gago, a Director of Tax Services at PwC, writing treatises on doing business in Turkey and the Middle East. Among other projects, he will be writing the Turkey chapters in Foreign Tax & Trade Briefs, Anti-Money Laundering, Company Law and FATCA. PwC is a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 180,000 people who are committed to delivering quality assurance, tax and advisory services.
“This is a tremendous opportunity to gain valuable international legal experience while immersing myself in a foreign culture,” said Miller. “I had always liked the idea of traveling abroad, though never traveled too far away from the U.S. and Mexico. That all changed last summer when I studied abroad in China and Nice through TJSL. Both programs were unique and opened my eyes to a new world - one which I very much wanted to be a part of."
Miller says his world traveler friends spoke very highly of Istanbul: that it is an exciting and historically significant place to visit, and the food is excellent.
Upon learning of Miller’s interest in studying in Istanbul, TJSL Associate Dean for Academics Eric Mitnick put him in touch with William Byrnes, the Associate Dean for Graduate & Distance Education Programs at TJSL.
“Dean Byrnes has contacts in Istanbul and at PwC, and is mainly responsible for presenting me with this wonderful opportunity,” Miller said.