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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 is an interdisciplinary legal scholar whose work addresses inequality at the intersection of the private and nonprofit sectors. Professor Adediran’s work centers on how the law influences corporations and nonprofits, how these institutions influence the law, and how to use the law to effect change towards racial and other forms of equity within and outside of these institutions. She is also an expert on inequality in the legal profession.

Professor Adediran’s articles and essays have been published or are forthcoming 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. Her public writing has appeared in Bloomberg Law and the Conversation. 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 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 (Forthcoming, 2022).

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

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

Corporate Accountability and Worker Empowerment, 69 Ucla Law Review Discourse 178 (2022) (invited book review).

Negotiating Status: Pro Bono Partners and Counsels in Large Law Firms, 47 Law and Social Inquiry 635 (2022) (peer reviewed).

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: