P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Fidelis I. Agbapuruonwu, 2001

JD, Ohio State University

Fidelis I. Agbapuruonwu is an immigrant from Nigeria

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at Ohio State University

FIDELIS I. AGBAPURUONWU is an Associate at Mayer Brown in Washington, DC.

Fidelis was the second of eight children born to an Igbo family of Eastern Nigeria. He came to the United States in 1993 to study for the Catholic priesthood but abandoned that calling after one year in favor of a career in the law.

Fidelis graduated valedictorian with a BA degree in philosophy from Bigard Memorial Seminary in Enugu, Nigeria (an affiliate of The Pontifical Urban University in Rome, Italy), summa cum laude. He received his JD degree from Ohio State University College of Law in 2002

While at Bigard Memorial Seminary, Fidelis founded a politically oriented philosophical journal, The Thinker. He also served as the managing editor of The Ohio State Law Journal from 2001 to 2002.

A member of the American, Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations, Fidelis is now a senior litigation associate at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw in Washington, DC.

Fidelis is married to Helen Odoeme.

  • JD Law | Ohio State University 2002
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