Jessica Clarke writes on antidiscrimination law, with a focus on sex, gender, and sexuality. Her work has appeared in law journals including the Columbia Law Review, Harvard Law Review, NYU Law Review, and Yale Law Journal, as well as other outlets including the New England Journal of Medicine, Los Angeles Times, and Harvard Business Review. She has twice received the Dukeminier Award for the best legal scholarship on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Professor Clarke graduated from Yale Law School and clerked for Judge Shira Scheindlin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and Judge Rosemary Pooler of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Before entering the academy, she was a litigation associate at Covington & Burling in New York. From 2011 to 2018, she taught at the University of Minnesota Law School, where she received the Stanley V. Kinyon award for teacher of the year. In the fall of 2016, she was the Walter V. Schaefer Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago Law School. She joined the Vanderbilt Law School faculty in 2018, where she is a Professor of Law, Chancellor Faculty Fellow, and the Co-Director of the George Barrett Social Justice Program.