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Atinuke Adediran

FLS Faculty Atinuke Adediran

Associate Professor of Law

Curriculum Vitae

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

Atinuke (Tinu) Adediran’s is an Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law. Her areas of expertise include institutional inequality, race and the law, nonprofits, corporations, and law and social science. Professor Adediran has published articles and essays in leading law review and peer reviewed journals, including the California Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Fordham Law Review, Harvard Civil Rights Civil Liberties Law Review, Law and Social Inquiry, Virginia Law Review, and UCLA Law Review, among others. She has also published in popular outlets such as Bloomberg Law and the Conversation.

In the 2022-2023 academic year, she is a Visiting Faculty Fellow at the Center for Racial Justice at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, where she is working on a book on how 2020’s racial reckoning has redefined race consciousness in large companies, and the role of policy in mitigating its effects. She is also part of a national initiative (with the Women’s Nonprofit Leadership Initiative) for the Internal Revenue Service to require 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofits to disclose their board compositions. 

Before joining the Fordham Law faculty, Professor Adediran was an Earl B. Dickerson Fellow & Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago, and the David and Pamela Donohue Assistant Professor of Business Law at Boston College Law School. She was previously 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 holds PhD and MA degrees 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

Disclosing Corporate Diversity, 109 Virginia Law Review (Forthcoming, 2023).

Disclosures for Equity, 122 Columbia Law Review 865 (2022).

Nonprofit Board Composition89 Ohio State Law Journal 357 (2022).

Racial Allies90 Fordham Law Review 2151 (2022).

Negotiating Status: Pro Bono Partners and Counsels in Large Law Firms47 Law and Social Inquiry 635 (2022) (peer reviewed).

Corporate Accountability and Worker Empowerment69 Ucla Law Review Discourse 178 (2022) (invited book review).

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

Media Appearances

The Big Idea: Combating Inequality in the Nonprofit Sector with Associate Professor Atinuke Adediran: