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Atinuke Adediran

Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University

Atinuke (Tinu) Adediran is an interdisciplinary legal scholar with expertise on the legal profession, corporate social responsibility, and nonprofit organizations. Her work sits at the intersection of the private and nonprofit sectors and focuses on inequality along a range of interests, including race relations, gender, philanthropy, access to justice, and governance.

Professor Adediran’s work has been published or is forthcoming in the California Law Review, 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.


  • –present
    Associate professor of Law, Fordham University


  • 2020 
    Northwestern University, PhD, Sociology
  • 2014 
    Northwestern University, MA, Sociology
  • 2011 
    Columbia University, JD
  • 2008 
    Long Island Univversity, B.S