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CLEO Alum: Bar Passage Results in the New Millennium

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Featured CLEO Alum: Mr. Rilwan Adeduntan

CLEO Alum, Rilwan Adeduntan, currently serves the community by working for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office (SCDAO) as an Assistant District Attorney (ADA) in the Dorchester Division of the Boston Municipal Court, where he has tried over forty criminal trials.  Mr. Adeduntan is a well regarded and well respected member of the District Attorney’s Office, where he demonstrates a vigor and passion for prosecuting criminals, giving the victims of crimes voices, and seeking justice as an ultimate resolution of his cases.  Not only is he a presence in the courtroom, but he is a teacher for the new attorneys seeking direction.
 
Mr. Adeduntan demonstrates compassion unrivaled in the Dorchester Court.  While he has been in the courtroom for the past two and a half years, Mr. Adeduntan also spent a year in the Appeals Unit of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, where he fought for justice case by case, wrote memoranda on legal issues, and argued successfully in front of the Massachusetts Appeals Court.  Mr. Adeduntan is actively involved in each of his over two hundred cases at a time, making sure to put forth his best efforts in each for plea negotiations, victim contact and concerns, and recommendations fit for the crimes he prosecutes, making sure to implement social services he believes fruitful for the defendants as well as the victims.
 
Aside from representing the community through the criminal justice system, Mr. Adeduntan also enjoys dedicating his time to the community as a certified member of the Eastern Massachusetts District Board International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (IAABO). He finds time to officiate junior varsity and varsity games after work or during the weekends, to keep involved in another passion of his.
 
In 2007, Mr. Adeduntan received his Juris Doctorate from New England School of Law.  From 2005 through 2007, while attending New England School of Law, Mr. Adeduntan was the Senior Editor for the Journal of International and Comparative Law, where he discussed and dissected case law.  His case comment on Medellin v. Dretke was published in the 2007 Edition of the Law Journal.  Additionally, Mr. Adeduntan led the body of the New England School of Law by representing them as the Vice President of the Minority Student Association from 2005 through 2006, as well as the President of the Black Law Student Association from 2006 through 2007. He was also a recipient of the President Anna E. Girsh Award in May of 2007.

 

  "CLEO was instrumental in preparing me for what to expect in law school and getting me through the three years at New England School of Law, as well as preparing me for where I am today.  I was able to take advantage of the CLEO seminars and because of that I developed knowledge, experience, and lifelong friendships.  CLEO also gave me the opportunity to give back and mentor to the 1Ls as a teacher’s aide in more than three prelaw workshops, where I was able to provide to students with study guides, tips and advice about the law, school, and life in general.  Without hesitation, I would recommend that all law students participate fully and take advantage of all that CLEO has to offer.  CLEO is an amazing program that prepares you for your future, and has been influential in my law school and professional careers.”

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