Ikechukwu Ekeke ('16), a fellow in the law school's Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic and coach of the Black Law Student Association Mock Trial Team, was recently selected to The National Black Lawyers organization's "Top 40 Under 40 Black Lawyers in Ohio."
Ekeke earned both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in engineering from Mercer University before graduating from CWRU School of Law in 2016. For the first two and a half years of his law career, Ekeke worked in the Juvenile Division and General Felony Unit in the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office, drafting charges, motions and briefs, and conducting hearings and trials for cases ranging from petty offenses to major trial offenses.
Ekeke returned to the law school in the fall of 2019 as fellow — serving as a staff attorney and instructor in the Criminal Law Clinic for the 2019-20 academic year and will take on the same role in the Intellectual Property Clinic this fall. He also coaches the Black Law Student Association Mock Trial Team, which earned third place in both regional and national competitions in 2019.
The National Black Lawyers is a professional honorary organization composed of the Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers who represent individuals and businesses in the American legal system. Membership into the organization is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to attorneys who excel in their profession or promote diversity. The National Black Lawyers is one of very few preeminent organizations in the United States established to promote the nation’s top black attorneys and is designed to enhance the professional development of its members.