Teddy Okechuckwu L’22
Teddy Okechukwu comes to Penn Law to pursue a career in litigation. Teddy earned his B.A. from Duke University, as well as his master’s degree in Management Studies from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Following his graduation, Teddy moved to New York City to begin his career in account management. While living in New York City, Teddy served as a mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC program for five years. As a “Big,” Teddy built a relationship with his “Little” that spanned the duration of his time as a mentor in the program and worked with him to ultimately achieve his goal of graduating from high school.
At Penn, Teddy is a 1L Representative for the Black Law Students Association. He is also a member of the Penn Boxing Club and the Penn Law Public Speaking Society. Inspired by the advocacy of people such as Bryan Stevenson, Teddy ultimately seeks to leverage his business background and his litigation career to start his own nonprofit focused on promoting federal and state criminal justice policy reforms, specifically overcriminalization and sentencing reform, that will seek to push back against the inequalities perpetuated by the current system.