Prince I. Mbanefo was born in Nigeria, but has lived most of his life in the United States of America. He began his college career at Montgomery College in Maryland where he focused on General Studies. During his academic tenure at Montgomery College, he was awarded the Gregory Family Scholarship for academic Excellence, and was elected into the student Government as a student Senator where he was involved in making decisions on student life issues. After completing his general studies at Montgomery College, Prince received admission to the American University Washington D.C where he majored in Interdisciplinary Studies; with concentrations in Communications, Legal Institutions Economics and Government. While at American University he remained on the Dean's List until graduation and was inducted into the National Political Science Honor Society and the Golden key International Honour Society. Prince also served as secretary of the African Students organization for one year, and as his interest in international law grew he became a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Pre- law fraternity International.
While in College, Prince also had the privilege of interning at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, office of the Auditor Master where he was a legal and accounting intern. During his internship at the superior court, Prince participated in case deliberations, providing informations which were used to decide domestic and international probate cases. He also prepared bi-weekly briefings based on financial related matters, used for deliberation and research purposes and took part in analyzing cases with lawyers in the office- identifying key parties assigned to specific assets within a will. Through his internship at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Prince was exposed to the legal environment which allowed him to experience things from a practical perspective. This also enabled him to hone his skills in legal writing and research. Prince also worked at the American University Counseling center as an Administrative Assistant.
Prince Mbanefo graduated from the American University in 2009 with a BA degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics and Government (cum laude), and while waiting on his admission into graduate school, Prince was able to secure a job at CVS/Pharmacy as a supervisor. This helped Prince to acquire managerial and exceptional customer service skills. Working in a pharmaceutical retail establishment also exposed Prince to the economic and business world.
Looking at Prince' academic and work background, acquiring the Masters degree in International Economic Law and Policy (LL.M. IELPO) was nothing but perfect. Prince sees the IELPO program as an important asset towards his future goals- playing a great role in strengthening his knowledge on international issues, while paving the way for a lucrative career where he can exercise his knowledge practically and theoretically.
Prince is fluent in English and Igbo which is his native language.
He also enjoys playing guitar, football (soccer) and basketball with his free time.