Nnenne
Okorafor ’15

“I came to NYU Law to study corporate transactional work, to learn how businesses operate and how, as a lawyer, I can create value for clients...”

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Nnenne
Okorafor ’15

“I came to NYU Law to study corporate transactional work, to learn how businesses operate and how, as a lawyer, I can create value for clients...”

My Pathway at a Glance

Before NYU Law

Strategy and operations consultant

BBA, Howard University

 

Academic Interest

Law and Business

Jacobson Scholar

Beyond the Books

Women of Color Collective

Black Allied Law Students Association

Law and Social Entrepreneurship Association

Summer Work

Community Development Venture Capital Alliance

Debevoise & Plimpton

After NYU Law

Debevoise & Plimpton

Jacobson Program in Law and Business

“I’m in the Jacobson program, which is for JDs and JD/MBAs who want to work at the intersection of law and business. Faculty advisers Helen Scott and Jerry Rosenfeld are very well connected and help with everything from course selection to internships.”

1L Elective: Jumpstarting a Career

“Corporations is a great class because you learn about litigation risks, how businesses operate, and the power of the board.”

2L Highlight: Classes at Stern

Law students can take courses such as Restructuring Firms and Industries at NYU Stern. The experience is invaluable: “I think that having a mix of JD and MBA students brings a lot to the table. Law students are risk averse and taught to think in one very specific way. MBAs are taught to think in a whole other way. By interacting with one another, we get really interesting class discussions going.”

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2L Seminar: Real-World Role Models

“In Professor Kevin Davis’s Financing Development seminar, we met the lawyers who worked on the transactions we studied and learned exactly why they did the deal the way they did.”

Student Organizations: Global Outreach

“I went to Ghana with the Law and Social Entrepreneurship Association. We formed a partnership with an organization that finances social enterprises and, with guidance from a law firm, are now helping them solve legal issues.”