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Atinuke Adediran

FLS Faculty Atinuke Adediran

Associate Professor of Law

Telephone: 212-636-6843
Office: Room 8-124
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Faculty Assistant: Joseph Nolfo

Atinuke (Tinu) Adediran is an interdisciplinary legal scholar with expertise on the legal profession, corporate social responsibility, and not-for-profit organizations. Her work focuses on inequality along a range of interests, including race relations, gender, philanthropy, access to justice, and nonprofit governance.

Professor Adediran’s work has been published or is forthcoming in the California Law Review Online, Columbia Law Review, Fordham Law Review, Harvard Civil Rights Civil Liberties Law Review, Law and Social Inquiry, Ohio State Law Journal, and other journals. She was previously the David and Pamela Donohue Assistant Professor of Business Law at Boston College Law School, and an Earl. B Dickerson Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School.

Prior to entering academia, Professor Adediran was an Associate in the New York office of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, where she represented clients in complex commercial business disputes with a focus on securities litigation and maintained an active pro bono practice. Professor Adediran earned a PhD and MA in Sociology from Northwestern University, where she was a Ford Foundation Fellow, and received her JD from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.


Ph.D., M.A. Northwestern University

J.D. Columbia University School of Law         

B.S. Long Island University                             

Selected Publications

Disclosures for Equity, 122 Columbia Law Review (Forthcoming, 2022).

Racial Allies, 90 Fordham Law Review (Forthcoming, 2022).

Nonprofit Board Composition, 89 Ohio State Law Journal (Forthcoming, 2022).

Negotiating Status: Pro Bono Partners and Counsels in Large Law Firms Law and Social Inquiry (Forthcoming, 2022).

The Racial Reckoning of Public Interest Law, 21 California Law Review Online 1 (2021) (with Shaun Ossei-Owusu).

The Relational Costs of Free Legal Services, 55 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 357 (2020). Featured in the Legal Profession Section in Jotwell, Feb. 2020.

Solving the Pro Bono Mismatch, 91 University of Colorado Law Review 1035 (2020).

Featured in the Legal Profession Section in Jotwell, Feb. 2020.

The Journey: Moving Racial Diversification Forward from Mere Commitment to Shared Value in Elite Law Firms, 25 International Journal of the Legal Profession 67 (2018).

Making the Best of a Bad Beginning: Young New York Lawyers Confronting the Great Recession, 9 Northeastern University Law Review 259 (2017) (with John Hagan, Patricia Parker and Gabriele Plickert).