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Ndidi Okeagu

J.D. Candidate ’14 | Fayetteville, NC
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill | Journalism
“MSU College of Law’s strong clinical programs were one of the reasons I chose this school. This experience has made me a stronger advocate.”
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What is your experience with MSU Law?
The Law College provides students with tools to succeed. Its strengths lie in the diversity of the student body, clinical programs, externship opportunities, and the caring nature of the professors, faculty and staff. You’re prepared to be an excellent attorney.

Describe your relationship with fellow classmates and faculty.
Although law school is challenging, the positive experiences and fond memories have made it worthwhile. There are great professors, especially Professor Deanne Lawrence. I spent hours in her office, where she answered my questions and simultaneously challenged me to do more research. Faculty and staff go the extra mile to provide a strong academic environment.The quality of students here makes the academic environment a collaborative one. They selflessly give their time and resources, and continuously go out of their way to assist anyone.

Describe your experience as a clinician in the Immigration Clinic. 
MSU College of Law’s strong clinical programs were one of the reasons I chose this school. This experience has made me a stronger advocate. I assisted clients in their efforts to obtain relief for permanent residency in the U.S. As a first generation daughter of Nigerian immigrants, immigration has always played a role in my life. Here, I was able to utilize my passion in fighting for immigrant’s rights.

Tell us about your involvement in TPI, Moot Court and Black Law Student Association (BLSA). How have these contributed to your education or employment?
The experience I gained as a board member of the Moot Court Trial and Advocacy Board has been instrumental to my success. As a competitor in the National Trial Advocacy Competition Shadow Team, I honed my litigation skills. My involvement in student organizations allowed me to travel to across the country, expanding my network. As a regional board member for the Midwest Region of the BLSA, I traveled to St. Louis, Missouri where the MSU Mock Trial Team won first place in the MWBLSA Regional Mock Trial Competition and later won first place in the national competition in Atlanta, Georgia. 


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