- A.B., Bryn Mawr College J.D., Harvard Law School
- Mary Clark is Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law and Dean of Academic Affairs and Senior Vice Provost at American University. She most recently served as Interim Provost at American University. Dean Clark teaches in the areas of Women’s Legal History, Legal Ethics, Judicial Politics, and Property and publishes in the fields of Women’s Legal History and Judicial Politics. In addition to her service as Interim Provost, she previously served as the Washington College of Law’s Associate Dean for Faculty & Academic Affairs, Doctor of Juridical Science Program Director, and Acting Director of its Law and Government Program. Before joining the WCL faculty, Dean 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.
Area of Expertise
Judicial ethics, judicial appointments
Mary L. Clark is an associate professor at the Washington College of Law, teaching property, legal ethics, and a seminar on women's legal history/history of women in the legal profession. Before joining the Washington College of Law, Clark was a visiting lecturer and research scholar at Yale Law School and a Supreme Court fellow with the Federal Judicial Center. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and Harvard Law School and clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals in Montgomery, Alabama, before joining the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as an appellate attorney, concentrating on issues of sexual harassment and disability rights law.