Jessica Clarke to Join Law School Faculty
MARCH 14, 2011—The University of Minnesota Law School will welcome Jessica A. Clarke to its faculty on June 30, 2011, as an associate professor. She comes to Minnesota from the Associates-in-Law program at Columbia Law School, a two-year fellowship. At Columbia, she conducted scholarly research and taught legal writing, research, and analysis to first-year students.
Clarke received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 2003. While in law school, she was a semifinalist in the Morris Tyler Moot Court competition and a member of the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Rosemary S. Pooler of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 2008-09 and for the Honorable Shira A. Scheindlin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in 2005-06.
Before joining Columbia, she was an associate at Covington & Burling in New York, focusing on commercial and white collar criminal defense. She also practiced bankruptcy law at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in New York in 2003-05.
Clarke’s primary teaching and research interests are civil procedure, employment discrimination, and family law.