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Prince Yakubu is sitting outside in front of a stone building and bare trees. He is wearing a grey shirt with two white stripes, glasses, and has light slacks.

Prince Yakubu '17


Outcome Opportunity:

Graduate/Professional School


Law Student


Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Accepted to Seven Law Schools

Prince Yakubu ‘17 received 7/7 acceptances into Law School- the University of Denver, Drexel, Howard, Loyola University of Chicago, Saint Louis, Santa Clara, and Villanova… his final decision: Villanova. Now, Prince is studying to become a criminal defense attorney.

Building a Career in Philadelphia

Prince chose Villanova law school because he’s grown to enjoy Philadelphia and can see himself practicing law here. “I feel that with the connections I’ve made through SJU’s pre-law program, and those I will make at Villanova, that there will be a place for me in Philadelphia,” he says.

How Did Your SJU Education Impact Your Career Goals?

“I’ve been taught through a Jesuit lens for eight years, and I’ve learned how important it is to give back, I plan to be an ally for those from marginalized communities of color who seek help from a judicial system that doesn’t always have their best interests in mind.”