Pledge Spotlight Award Winner is Kehinde Winful, a 2L at CU Law. Please join us in
welcoming Kehinde to our Denver legal community. We encourage you to read a little about Kehinde and reach out to her to let her know if you have any connections you think may be helpful to her or if you have any interests in common.
Interests: Kehinde had the opportunity to spend her 1L summer at the Colorado Office of the Attorney General in the Criminal Appeals Section. Through this experience she found that she was very interested in white-collar crime, securities litigation, and appellate work in general. She is also very interested in international law and arbitration.
Hobbies and fun facts: In her free time, she likes to listen to music and write fiction and poetry. She played the clarinet/bass clarinet for 10 years and hopes to be able to incorporate her love for music into her student note this year. She recently finished writing her first novel.
Background: Kehinde was born in Nigeria and raised in Minnesota. Before law school she
received a BA in English and a BS in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. During her time at Loyola, she studied abroad in Ghana, which led her to want to pursue a Master’s level policy degree. After getting her Master’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh, Kehinde decided she wanted to go to law school. In the year between graduating from her Master program and entering law school, she worked at an immigration law firm and spent 3 months at the Legal Resource Centre in Accra, Ghana. Both of these experiences solidified her desire to pursue a law degree. “I came to law school because I love language and the writing process and I felt that the legal field would allow me to use my writing in an advocate position.” Kehinde explains. This year, Kehinde serves as one of the Co-Presidents of the Black Law Students Association. She also serves as a class of 2022 representative on the Loan Repayment Assistance Program Committee. What excites Kehinde the most about these positions is the opportunity for leadership and the ability to sharpen her verbal advocacy skills.