First-year law student Mabel Sodeinde dies

Maia Spoto, Print Managing Editor

First-year law student Mabel Sodeinde died Sunday, Pritzker School of Law Dean Hari Osofsky announced in a Wednesday email to the Pritzker community. 

“Mabel cared deeply about making a difference in the world and advancing civil rights,” Osofsky said. “She will be greatly missed.”

Sodeinde, who called Arlington, TX home, graduated magna cum laude with numerous honors from Texas Tech University and degrees in political science and history. She had a special interest in African American and women’s history and was a staff writer for the Daily Toreador during her undergraduate years.  

Counselors will be available for law students Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Parrillo Courtroom and were also on campus Thursday. The Student Services, Inclusion and Engagement and Academic Affairs teams, as well as Osofsky herself, are available for individual and group support.

The University recommends students call Counseling and Psychological Services’ 24-hour hotline at 847-491-2151 for support processing this loss. Students, faculty and staff can also talk with the Chaplain’s staff at 847-491-7256, and staff can connect with services through the Employee Assistance Program

The University will share plans to honor Sodeinde shortly, Osofsky said. 


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