Dennis Ojogho is a Nigerian-American attorney from Los Angeles. A graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College, Dennis is passionate about using the law to advance social and economic justice. He writes on Medium and recently published his first novel, The Dreams of Our Ancestors. Dennis is also the author of the short story Frederick Douglass and the John Brown Scouts. In his free time, Dennis enjoys playing guitar and chess.
High school: Los Angeles High School
Harvard CollegeCambridge, MA
|2016||A.B. Government with a Spanish Language Citation|
Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA
News and Highlights
Add it to your reading list: Dennis Ojogho, MS ’12, published his first novel, The Dreams of Our Ancestors, inspired by his mom's incredible life. Through triumph and loss, love and heartbreak, joy and sorrow—this book tells the story of a young Nigerian woman’s American Dream while exploring themes of kinship, the immigrant experience, gender norms, and race relations. The book is available on Amazon and you can read a sample on Medium.
Champion for Justice: Dennis Ojogho, MS ‘12, recently received the inaugural Gants Access to Justice Award in recognition of his exemplary work in housing law with the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. Named after the late Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants, Harvard Law School ‘80, the award recognizes a student who is dedicated to and has a proven track record of working to eliminate systemic barriers to justice. Congratulations, Dennis! We are inspired by your leadership in helping to create a better world!
Exciting Times. In addition to being accepted early admission to Harvard Law School, Dennis Ojogho, MS ‘12, was recently featured on the Harvard University Institute of Politics page, where he reflects on his work over the summer with the NAACP and its efforts in advocating the removal of the Confederate Flag from the South Carolina state house.
Speaking of Volunteerism. Dennis Ojogho, MS ‘12, was recently profiled on the nationally syndicated Fox television show, Live Life and Win, for his volunteer work with Chrysalis. Chrysalis is an organization that works with homeless and low - income individuals to help them develop skills that lead could lead to self-sufficiency, Nice work indeed!