Atinuke (Tinu) Adediran is an Earl B. Dickerson Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School. She writes about legal representation, access to justice, and inequality. As a sociologist, she employs organizational theory and qualitative research methods to understand the factors that affect legal representation for poor communities, and structural inequality in law and the legal profession. Tinu’s work generally falls into two categories. The first is about how poor individuals access legal representation. The second is concerned with inequality, particularly the role of firms and corporations in reinforcing or alleviating existing economic, social identity, and racial disparities in law.
Tinu holds a MA degree in sociology, and is completing her PhD in Sociology at Northwestern University, where she received the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship for her research. She holds a JD degree from Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. After graduating from Columbia, she was a commercial litigator, with a focus on securities, contractual disputes, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. She also had an active and successful pro bono practice.