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Mary Clark

Mary Clark

Dean of Academic Affairs and Senior Vice Provost 

Mary Clark is Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law and Dean of Academic Affairs and Senior Vice Provost of American University. Dean Clark teaches in the area of Higher Education Law, Women’s Legal History, Legal Ethics, Judicial Politics, and Property and publishes in the fields of Women’s Legal History and Judicial Politics. Dean Clark has served as Associate Dean for Faculty & Academic Affairs, Director of the law school’s SJD Program, and Acting Director of its Law and Government Program. 

Before joining the WCL faculty, Clark was a visiting lecturer and research scholar at Yale Law School, a Supreme Court fellow with the Federal Judicial Center, a teaching fellow and adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and an appellate attorney with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College(magna cum laude) and Harvard Law School, she clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Montgomery, Alabama, following graduation from law school.