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Atinuke (Tinu) Adediran

Area(s) of Interest

The Legal Profession and Inequality

Current Research:

Atinuke (Tinu) Adediran is a Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at Northwestern University and a Ford Foundation Fellow. She holds a J.D. degree from Columbia University School of Law and a M.A. degree in sociology from Northwestern University. Tinu studies inequality in the legal profession. Her current research focuses on understanding the processes involved in the management, organization and provision of access to civil justice for the poor, and how inequality in the profession shapes these processes.


The Journey: Moving Racial Diversification Forward from Mere Commitment to Shared Value in Elite Law Firms, 25 Int’l J. Legal Prof. 67 (2018).

Making the Best of a Bad Beginning: Young New York Lawyers Confronting the Great Recession, 9 Ne. U. L. Rev. 259 (2017) (with John Hagan, Patricia Parker and Gabriele Plickert).

The State-Created Danger Doctrine in Domestic Violence Cases: Do We Have a Solution in Okin v. Village of Cornwall-On-Hudson Police Department? 20 Colum. J. Gender & L.1 (2011) (as Atinuke O. Awoyomi).

  • 2010 – Myra Bradwell Award (Best Student Article).
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