Bamisope Adeyanju

Post-Graduate Policy Fellow

Bamisope Adeyanju is a lawyer with a Master of Laws Degree in Transnational Business and Human Rights from Columbia Law School, New York. Before joining Accountability Counsel, she briefly represented the Lagos State Judiciary at mediations before the Lagos Multi-Door Court House while also litigating civil and commercial claims before superior courts in Nigeria. She later served as legal adviser to SERAP, Nigeria where she worked to promote the economic and social rights of Nigerians through strategic advocacy, government engagements, and public interest litigation. Bamisope also served on the Steering Committees of the Open Government Partnership, Nigeria, the European Union Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Program and the UK-DFID Anti-Corruption in Nigeria Project between 2017-2019.

As a graduate student at Columbia, Bamisope worked with the Human Rights Clinic to advance the rights of U.S communities to adequate and affordable sanitation through advocacy targeted at the U.S government, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and the UN Human Rights Council. She completed course work in Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development, International Investment Arbitration, and also served on multiple student organization boards, including the Environmental Law Society. Bamisope is a member of the American Bar Association Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources.