Sibel Erdem graduated from Istanbul University Law School in 1987. She initiated her academic career as a research assistant at Istanbul University Law School in the Department of Civil Law. In 1992, Erdem earned her LL.M. on private law at Istanbul University Institute of Social Sciences.
Following her academic career Sibel Erdem established Erdem Law Firm with Prof. Bahadır Erdem. As a founding partner, she focuses on civil law, family and inheritance law and law of obligations. Sibel Erdem is also a PhD candidate at Istanbul University Institute of Social Sciences.