Olamide Adetunji joined the LDF in July 2021 as an Attorney in LDF’s Voting Rights Defender and Prepared to Vote programs after completing a legal fellowship at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) on the Fight for $15 Campaign. During her SEIU fellowship, Olamide supported the organizing and unionizing efforts of low wage fast food workers seeking improved working conditions and a $15 minimum wage at the industry, state and federal levels. During her fellowship, Olamide also co-authored a paper on employers’ obligations as it relates to closing the wage gap and was a presenter at the 13th Annual ABA Labor and Employment Conference on the potential impact of the EEOC’s pay reporting requirements on closing the racial and gender wage gaps. Prior to her fellowship at SEIU, Olamide served for a short term as a judicial law clerk to the chief judge of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.
Olamide graduated from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in 2018. In law school, she was active as a member of the Labor and Employment Law Trial Advocacy Team and served first as a Staff Editor, and later as an Articles Editor on the Journal of Business and Technology Law. Olamide also served as a judicial intern at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and worked as a student attorney at the National Association of the Deaf through the law school’s Civil Rights of Persons with Disabilities clinic.
Olamide obtained her undergraduate degree in Political Science with honors from Howard University where she served on the Executive Board of the Charles H. Houston Pre-Law Society. She is admitted to practice law in the state of Maryland, and her application to the District of Columbia is pending. She is supervised by members of the District of Columbia Bar.