Ebenezer Gyasi L’19
Ebenezer currently works as a Judge Advocate in the United States Navy. He completed his first tour rotation in San Diego, CA, serving as a defense counsel and deputy legal advisor at Naval Special Warfare Command. He currently serves as Appellate Government Counsel at the Washington Navy Yard, handling felony criminal appeals within the Navy-Marine Corps Judiciary. Ebenezer is set to deploy later this fall.
Prior to commissioning in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps, Ebenezer interned at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey in his hometown, Newark, NJ. Additionally, he interned as a law clerk during his 3L spring for the United States Senate’s Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee’s permanent subcommittee on investigations.
During law school, Ebenezer was active in and on the boards of various student organizations, including the Christian Legal Society, Black Law Student Association, American Constitution Society, Federalist Society, and Council on Student Representatives. He found all those groups to be worthwhile and a true testament to the dynamism and vibrancy in the Penn Carey Law community.
His pro bono commitments included working with the Youth Education Project teaching Constitutional law to seniors at Overbrook High School in West Philadelphia, Veterans Legal Clinic, and Penn Carey Law for the Homeless (now Walk-In Legal Assistance Project). Before law school, Ebenezer taught 6th and 7th-grade math in Baton Rouge, LA with Teach For America. It was there that his passion for working on behalf of and empowering underserved communities to combat structural inequities was cemented.
Ebenezer is happy to talk with Penn Carey Law students about any questions, comments, and thoughts they may have about careers in public interest and beyond!