LaToya Baldwin Clark

Professor of Law

  • B.S. University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, 2002
  • M.A. University of Pennsylvania, 2008
  • Ph.D. Stanford University, 2014
  • J.D. Stanford Law School, 2014
  • UCLA Faculty Since 2018

LaToya Baldwin Clark is a Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. Previously, she was an Earl B. Dickerson Fellow and Lecturer in Law at University of Chicago Law School. She writes and teaches about education law, family law, property law, and race and discrimination.

Baldwin Clark received her B.S. in Economics cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and her M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in Criminology. She then earned her Ph.D. from Stanford University in Sociology and her J.D. from Stanford Law School. After law school, Baldwin Clark clerked for the Honorable Claudia Wilken of the Northern District of California as well as to the Honorable Goodwin Liu of the California Supreme Court.

Baldwin Clark’s publications have appeared or will appear in the Yale Law Journal, the Virginia Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the Northwestern Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, and the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, among others.


  • Articles And Chapters
    • Whose Child is This? Education, Property, and Belonging, 123 Colum. L. Rev. 1201 (2023). Full Text
    • Property and Education (with Timothy M. Mulvaney), 123 Colum. L. Rev. 1189 (2023). Full Text
    • The Critical Racialization of Parents' Rights, 132 YLJ 2139 (2023). Full Text
    • Family | Home | School, 117 Nw. U. L. Rev. 1 (2022). Full Text
    • Barbed Wire Fences: The Structural Violence of Education Law, 89 University of Chicago Law Review 499 (2022). Full Text
    • Stealing Education, 68 UCLA Law Review 566 (2021). Full Text
    • On Confirmation, 26 UCLA Women's Law Journal 21 (2019). Full Text
    • Education as Property, 105 Virginia Law Review 397 (2019).
    • Beyond Bias: Cultural Capital in Anti-Discrimination Law, 53 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law 381 (2018). Full Text
    • Book Review, 86 Sociological Inquiry 127-131 (2015). Review of Schooling Girls, Queuing Women: Multiple Standpoints and Ongoing Inequalities, by Helen A. Moore.
    • The Problem with Participation, 9 Modern American 20-39 (2013).
    • Social Reproduction (with Prudence Carter), in Encyclopedia of Diversity In Education, (edited by James A. Banks, Sage Publishing, 2012).