How Mohamed Sidibay ’21 Went from Child Soldier to Covington Associate


Mohamed Sidibay, a member of Fordham Law’s class of 2021, was profiled in Reuters and shared the incredible trials that he lived through in order to get to where he is today. 

Sometimes Mohamed Sidibay wonders if the last 15 years have been a dream, if he might wake up on someone’s porch in the slums of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, where as a homeless former child soldier he would surreptitiously sleep at night.

For the 28-year-old Sidibay, reality is infinitely brighter. He just graduated from Fordham University School of Law and is slated to start work at Covington & Burling in New York as an associate in September.


An unexpected thing happened at Fordham, which Sidibay picked in part because of his enduring love for New York City.

He found himself captivated by ‘the intersection between business and development, and how the public and private sectors can work together,’ he said.”

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