J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law, 2016
• Connecticut Journal of International Law, Symposium Editor
• Joseph F. Noonan Award Recipient, 2014
• Rhode Island Bar Foundation Thomas F. Black Jr. Memorial Scholarship, 2013
B.A., Wheaton College, cum laude, 2011
Afua Akoto joined SDV in August of 2016 and focuses her practice on corporate and individual policyholder issues, disputes, and litigation. Although new to SDV, Afua is no stranger to insurance. Prior to joining the firm, she worked for MetLife Auto & Home, The Travelers Indemnity Company, and Allied World Assurance Company.
During law school, Afua served as President of the Black Law Students’ Association and was Symposium Editor for the Connecticut Journal of International Law, which published her note, “From High to Homeless: The Cost of Smoking Medical Marijuana in Federally Funded Public Housing,” in 2016. She also interned at the Connecticut Urban Legal Initiative, worked as a Teaching Assistant to first-year law students in Lawyering Process (a legal research and writing course), and taught Street Law, a high school course on constitutional rights, to Hartford high school students.
As an advocate for experiential learning, Afua spent one year of law school off -campus. She studied abroad for a semester at Leiden Law School in the Netherlands, and spent another semester in Washington, D.C. working with U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal’s judiciary committee on Capitol Hill.
Afua is ambidextrous, speaks fluent Twi, loves to cook and travel, and has visited more than 15 countries to date.
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