Calling her “a wonderful addition to our academic community, ” Dean Vincent Rougeau set the stage for the arrival on July 1 of Atinuke “Tinu” Adediran, Boston College’s new David and Pamela Donohue Assistant Professor in business law. An interdisciplinary empirical scholar, she joins BC Law from the University of Chicago Law School.
Adediran will teach civil procedure, professional responsibility, and access to justice. Her research focuses on inequality in the law, legal institutions, the legal profession—particularly through the lens of elite law firms as businesses.
Adediran succeeds the inaugural Donohue chairholder, Natalya Shnitser, who was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure. The professorship is named for David A. T. Donohue ’71, founder and president of Boston-based International Human Resources Development Corporation, a leader in oil and gas training and petroleum industry competency since 1969.