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Mary Clark


Mary Clark served as deputy provost and dean of faculty and professor of law at the Washington College of Law prior to her departure from American University in June 2020. She assumed the role of interim provost from 2018 to 2019. 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 held previous appointments as Washington College of Law’s associate dean for faculty and academic affairs, director of the Doctor of Juridical Science Program, and acting director of the 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.

Mary L. Clark Interim Provost: 2018-2019