LaToya Baldwin Clark, an expert in race and the law and educational inequality, has joined UCLA School of Law as an assistant professor of law.
The holder of a law degree, a doctorate in sociology and a master’s degree in criminology, Baldwin Clark has spoken and published widely on topics including bias and the social impacts of racial inequality. Her forthcoming article “Beyond Bias: Culture in Anti-Discrimination Law” will be published in the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. She is also the author of the popular blog Doctor Mama Esquire.
Baldwin Clark comes to UCLA Law from the University of Chicago Law School, where she has been the Earl B. Dickerson Fellow and a lecturer in law since 2016.
In 2014, she earned her J.D. from Stanford Law School and Ph.D. in sociology from Stanford University. There, her scholarship included “Because Black Kids Dream in White,” an examination of how class affects the racial socialization practices of upper-middle-class black mothers in a predominately white community, and the dissertation “Race, Parenting, Disability and Special Education: Three Papers.” She was the recipient of multiple competitive fellowships and grants for her doctoral and legal studies.
Baldwin Clark then clerked for Justice Goodwin Liu of the California Supreme Court and for Judge Claudia Wilken of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
She earned her masters from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a B.S., cum laude, in economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
Baldwin Clark also worked as an Education Pioneers fellow at the San Francisco Unified School District, and as a teacher in the University of Pennsylvania’s department of criminology, Stanford University’s departments of sociology and education, and the Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies program. She has additional experience as a financial analyst at UBS Financial Services in New York and Philadelphia.