The Alumni in Residence program connects current HLS students with accomplished HLS alumni for one-on-one career mentoring and advice. You’re invited to meet with Melanca Clark J.D.’02 during her virtual office hours. Sign up for a 20-minute Zoom appointment.
Melanca Clark J.D.’02
Melanca Clark is President and CEO of the Hudson-Webber Foundation in Detroit, MI. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2016, Melanca held several senior positions in the Obama Administration including Chief of Staff of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Senior Policy Advisor with the White House Domestic Policy Council, and Senior Counsel with DOJ’s Access to Justice Initiative.
Prior to her government service, Melanca served as Counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, a John J. Gibbons Fellow in Public Interest and Constitutional Law at the Gibbons law firm, and a Skadden Fellow and Assistant Counsel with the Economic Justice Group of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., U.S. District Court of New Jersey; adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School of Law, and a litigation associate with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Clark earned her law degree from Harvard Law School, and her undergraduate degree from Brown University.
View our calendar for upcoming AIR events and more information on visiting alumni. Students must reserve appointments in advance, and space is limited.
Contact Jeff Newton in the HLS Alumni Center (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or accessibility needs.