Aramide Akinyele, M.P.H., Esq.
Assistant Director of Law Admissions
Regent University School of Law
(Virginia Beach, Virginia)
Aramide Akinyele is the Assistant Director of Law Admissions and Recruiting at Regent University School of Law. She strives for excellence and believes in the value of teamwork. She received both her Bachelors of Science and Master of Public Health from University of Alabama at Birmingham, and subsequently earned her Law degree from the University of Massachusetts School of Law.
In recognition of her passion, involvement, and scholastic achievement within the UMass Law community, she was awarded the Thurgood Marshall Social Justice Award, the Servant of the Law Award, and appointed Dean’s Fellow. While at UMass Law Aramide was nominated as Dean of the Law Fraternity Delta Theta Phi, in that role she worked to incorporate professional development and student involvement into the fabric of a student’s experience. Aramide worked as the UMass School of Law Admissions Ambassador recruiter, in that capacity she developed strong experience representing the law school.
Upon graduation she acquired a tremendous amount of legal experience working in the United States Congress for Congressman G.K. Butterfield, Congressional Black Caucus Chair. Prior to joining Regent School of Law Ms. Akinyele worked as an associate attorney at Law Offices of Glenn S. Wainer in Falls Church, Virginia.
In addition to her responsibilities as Assistant Director, Aramide takes to opportunity to work with the Regent Law Center for Ethical Formation and Legal Education Reform. Aramide has spoken at numerous events about the work the Center strives to accomplish. The Center coordinates the programs and resources Regent Law has committed to developing professional identity in our students. This commitment accentuates the expertise of Regent Law in providing practical training that develops in students the ethical judgment important to the practice of law.
Aramide continues to serve the community by working as an immigration attorney for the Devendorf Law Firm in Virginia Beach, VA. The opportunity to serve through the practice of law is a continued gift. Regent’s mission of Christian leadership to change world inspires Aramide and she hopes to contribute to the University’s growing legacy.