10 Questions with Tolu Olaniyan

W&M Law 2L Tolu Olaniyan

1.Who are you?
My name is Tolu Olaniyan and I’m a 2L from Durham, North Carolina. I graduated from UNC in 2016 (Go Heels!) and worked for 2 years at a nonprofit/research agency before law school. My favorite things to do include watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine, spending time with friends and family, and trying out new restaurants.

2. What are you reading right now?
Other than my law school textbooks (of course), I’m reading 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

3. What is your cheese shop order?
Tuna salad (in a container).

4. Favorite study spot in the law school?
Tables on the first floor by the bathrooms! 

5. Who is your legal idol?
Michelle Obama 

6. What is your go-to at Aromas?
Cappuccino and a fruit smoothie or the Shrimp and Grits for dinner!

7. Favorite arbitrary law?
It’s illegal to have a skunk as a pet in Prince William County, Virginia. Fortunately for me, a pet skunk was never a goal. 

8. Favorite spot(s) to eat in town?
Peter Chang’s for Chinese, Chopsticks for Pho and First Watch for Brunch. 

9. One thing you wish you would have known before applying to law school.
Things always work out the way they’re supposed to and time flies by so quickly so enjoy each day!

10. Your motivation for law school.
My desire to make a difference in the community around me. I’m not sure what my legal career will look like but I know my goals and current training to become a #citizenlawyer will help me make an impact in the community I live and work in.