P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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Ebunoluwa Taiwo, 2007

Assistant United States Attorney, US Department of Justice

Ebunoluwa Taiwo is the child of immigrants from Nigeria

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at Yale University

EBUNOLUWA TAIWO is assistant United States attorney at the Department of Justice. Previously, she worked as an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton and as counsel in the Office of Regulations at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, DC.


The child of Nigerian immigrants, Ebun was born in the United States. Her parents are naturalized US citizens.


Ebun received her JD from Yale Law School in 2008. In 2003, she earned a BA from Ohio State University, magna cum laude, with election to Phi Beta Kappa, and a Master de Sciences Politiques from the Institute of Political Studies, Paris. She was also chosen in 2002 as a Truman Scholar.


While at Ohio State University, Ebun won numerous institutional awards and scholarships for her research, academic performance, and community service. She has served as a Policy Intern at the US Department of Labor, a John Glenn Fellow at the US Department of Justice, and an intern at the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. In addition, she was the founder/executive director of the Coalition for Equal Opportunity in Education. At Yale Law School, Ebun served as a Teaching Assistant for Civil Procedure, Co-Director of the Yale Civil Rights Project, Treasurer of the Black Law Students Association, and Co-Chair of WYSE (Women and Youth Supporting Each Other), a youth mentorship program.

 

Education
  • JD Law | Yale University 2008
  • BA Political Science | Ohio State University 2003
Work History
  • US Department of Justice, Assistant United States Attorney
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