Taye Akinola, CRP

Adjunct Faculty
General Studies

Taye Akinola

Phone Numbers

202-759-1620 (VP)




Student Academic Center 1232

Office Hours

Fall 2018: Tuesdays/Thursdays from 6:50 PM to 7:50 PM and by appointments


  •  Master of Legal Studies, Washington University School of Law, 2017
  •  Graduate Certificates, Paralegal Studies and Mediation, Texas State University, 2012
  •  Master of Arts, Deaf Studies (concentration in Cultural Studies), Gallaudet  University, 2010
  •  Graduate Certificate, Deaf History, Gallaudet University, 2010 
  •  Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design (minor in Art History), Gallaudet University, 2007 

Short Biography: Taye currently works as a paralegal specialist in the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section under the Criminal Division within the U.S. Department of Justice, where he provides assistance to attorneys and federal investigators with complicated federal investigations and prosecutions in the areas of cybercrime, intellectual property, electronic evidence, and cybersecurity. Taye is also a national CORE Registered Paralegal ("CRP"). He currently serves as a member on two diversity committees, where the primary objective is to encourage, foster, and implement a multicultural and inclusive working environment within the Justice Department. 

Before joining the Justice Department, he worked as a Coordinator of Residence Education within Residence Life and Housing here at Gallaudet University. 

Professional Certifications:

Courses Taught:

  • GSR 101: First-Year Seminar (Fall 2017)
  • GSR 220: Negotiations (Spring 2018)
  • GSR 220: Cybersecurity Law (Fall 2018)

Areas of Specialization:

  • Cybersecurity; Cybercrime; Intellectual Property; Negotiations

Community Involvement:

Professional Memberships:

Current Committees:

  • Member, Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on the Employment of Persons with Disabilities (U.S. Department of Justice) (2015-Present) 
  • Member, Criminal Division Diversity Committee (U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division) (2015-Present)


800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002


800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002