LaToya Baldwin Clark

Assistant Professor of Law

LaToya Baldwin Clark is an Assistant 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. While at Stanford, Baldwin Clark was a Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence Fellow and held a Stanford Graduate Fellowship. 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 Virginia Law Review,Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law ReviewSociological InquiryThe Modern American, and Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education among others.


  • 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

Articles & Chapters

  • 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).