Adeola Ogunkeyede teaches the Law School's Civil Rights Clinic. Before being hired as the first legal director of the Legal Aid Justice Center's Civil Rights and Racial Justice Program, Ogunkeyede was most recently the director of staff development at The Bronx Defenders, one of the premier criminal and civil justice organizations in New York. During her tenure at The Bronx Defenders, she also served as a supervising attorney and the litigation supervisor of the criminal practice.
Ogunkeyede received her J.D. from Tulane Law School, where she was a member of the Criminal Law Clinic, president of the Public Interest Law Foundation and coordinator of the Street Law Program in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Upon graduation, she received the Crest Award for Service and Leadership and the General Maurice Hirsch Award, presented each year to the graduating student who contributes most distinctively and constructively to university or community needs. After graduation, Ogunkeyede interned for Judge Carl Stewart of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Before law school, Ogunkeyede was a paralegal at a national civil rights law firm in Washington, D.C. A native of Queens, N.Y., Ogunkeyede received her B.A. from Duke University.
- J.D.Tulane University Law School2008
- B.A.Duke University2003