Oklahoma-based law firm Crowe & Dunlevy has selected first-year TU Law student Onyinyechi “David” I. Anyanwu as the recipient of the 2015 Minority Scholars Program scholarship. The program provides assistance to a minority student who qualifies based on academic achievement, financial need, and commitment to the law.
Crowe & Dunlevy press release:
TU Law student receives $10,000 commitment
from Crowe & Dunlevy Minority Scholars Program
Scholarship awarded based on academic achievement, need and commitment to the law
TULSA, Okla. – Oklahoma-based law firm Crowe & Dunlevy has selected first-year University of Tulsa College of Law student Onyinyechi “David” I. Anyanwu as the recipient of the 2015 Minority Scholars Program scholarship. The program provides assistance to a minority student who qualifies based on academic achievement, financial need and commitment to the law. The Minority Scholars Program scholarships at TU Law may be renewed for a recipient in each of their two remaining years of law school, based on satisfactory progress and performance. The scholarship recipient is awarded $2,000 per semester for a total commitment of $10,000.
“We believe in supporting the next generation of legal professionals through mentorships, scholarships and other assistance, including through our Minority Scholars Program,” said Susan E. Huntsman, director in the firm’s Tulsa office and diversity committee vice-chair. “David has shown an eagerness to learn and grow, and we look forward to his successful career in the field of law.”
Anyanwu has professional experience as a partner at Alpha Chambers law firm in Lafia, Nassarawa, Nigeria, providing legal representation for the accused in criminal and civil matters, legal documentation pertaining to contract agreement in the areas of land sales and oil and gas leasing, legal counsel and preparation of documents for the process of company formation and the interpretation of lease agreements. Additionally, he was program facilitator at Justice and Human Empowerment Center in Lafia, providing help with awareness and literacy campaigns in rural areas regarding health issues, facilitating the trial of inmate cases who had been incarcerated without legal adjudication and helping to raise funds for freed inmates to reenter society by equipping them with valuable skills.
He currently serves as pastor at Redeemed Christian Church of God, Chapel of Redemption in Stillwater, Oklahoma, providing spiritual leadership, leading worship services and organizing outreach services and efforts in the community. Anyanwu has a Master of Laws in energy law from The University of Tulsa, Master of Divinity from Oral Roberts University, Bachelor of Laws from Imo State University in Owerri, Imo, Nigeria and a law degree from Nigerian Law School in Abuja, Nigeria.