Orkun Akseli

Elon University Award, Elon University - Commercial Law

Orkun is an Associate Professor of Commercial Law at Durham University Law School. He has published extensively on the modernisation and harmonisation of secured transactions law. His research has focused on the laws relating to secured credit, and the social and economic impact of these laws with reference to the financing of SMEs. He studied law in Turkey and the United States before completing his PhD at the University of Manchester. He is excited for the opportunity provided by the Fulbright Commission to spend time doing research and teaching at Elon University Law School. His research will be on the influence of the UCC Article 9 on international secured transactions law texts that aim to modernise national laws. He is a keen runner and foodie as well as have a keen interest in history. He hopes to explore North Carolina and the South during his time in the USA.