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Northwestern mourns the death of law student Mabel Sodeinde

Following is a message to members of the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law community from Dean Hari Osofsky upon news of the passing of student Mabel Sodeinde.

Dear members of the Law School community,

We are writing to share the very sad news that a current first-year student, Mabel Sodeinde, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 31. Her death is a devastating loss for her family and friends and our Law School community.

Mabel cared deeply about making a difference in the world and advancing civil rights. She graduated from Texas Tech magna cum laude with degrees in both political science and history and numerous honors. She will be greatly missed.

We are here to support you at this extremely difficult time. Our Student Services, Inclusion and Engagement, and Academic Affairs teams and I are available for individual and group meetings. Counselors from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will be on campus tomorrow and Friday to provide support for individuals or small groups.

  • Thursday, Nov. 4: 9-10:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. in the Parillo Courtroom (RB155)
  • Friday, Nov. 5: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Parillo Courtroom (RB155)

In addition, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is available to students twenty-four hours a day at 847-491-2151. Students, faculty and staff can also connect with the Chaplain’s staff at 847-491-7256, and staff have access to benefits through the Employee Assistance Program.

As soon as we are able, we will share details about opportunities to honor Mabel. We express our deepest condolences for this loss.