I am currently an assistant professor of law at UCLA Law School. Prior to my current position, I was the Earl B. Dickerson Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School.

In a nutsehll: I graduated from Stanford University with a law degree and a PhD in Sociology in 2014. After graduating from Stanford, I clerked on the Northern District of California for the Honorable Claudia Wilken, and on the California Supreme Court for Associate Justice Goodwin Liu. I studied management and legal studies as an undergraduate, earning a BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. I also hold a MA in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania.

After graduating from undergrad, I worked for several years as a municipal bonds financial analyst for a multi-national investment bank and for several years as a program coordinator at the Wharton School, my alma mater. Prior to attending law school, I was a Fels Fellow at the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia, where I researched diversion practices across the state of Pennsylvania. During graduate school, I spent a summer as an Education Pioneers Graduate School Fellow, working in the special education department of the San Francisco United School District.


UCLA School of Law

385 Charles E. Young Dr. East | Los Angeles, CA, 90095

BaldwinClark [at] law [dot] ucla [dot] edu


Academic Appointments

University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
Assistant Professor of Law 2018 – present
University of Chicago Law School
Earl B. Dickerson Fellow & Lecturer in Law 2016 – 2018



Stanford Law School, J.D. 2014
Stanford University, Ph.D. in Sociology 2014
University of Pennsylvania, M.A. in Criminology 2008
University of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Economics (Wharton School) 2002


Judicial Clerkships

California Supreme Court, San Francisco, CA 2015-2016
Justice Goodwin Liu
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Oakland, CA 2014-2015
Judge Claudia Wilken



Beyond Bias: Cultural Capital and Anti-Discrimination Law, 53 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review (forthcoming 2018).  

Book Review of Schooling Girls, Queuing Women: Multiple Standpoints and Ongoing Inequalities by Helen A. Moore, 86 Sociological Inquiry 127-131 (2015).

The Problem with Participation, 9 Modern American 20-39 (2013).

Social Reproduction, in Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education (James A. Banks, ed., 2012), with Prudence Carter.


Professional Experience

Education Pioneers Fellow, San Francisco Unified School District Summer 2011
Office of Special Education, San Francisco, CA
Fels Fellow, Juvenile Law Center Summer 2007
Philadelphia, PA
Program Coordinator, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania 2004-2006
Philadelphia, PA
Financial Analyst, U.B.S. Financial Services 2002-2004
New York, NY & Philadelphia, PA



University of Chicago Law School
Race in American Law: Identity, Education and Criminal Justice

The Social and Legal Construction of Race

Spring 2017

Spring 2018

Stanford University, Stanford Pre-Collegiate Program Summer 2014
Topics in Sociology
Stanford University, Department of Sociology Summer 2013
Can Law Fix Race?
Stanford University, Departments of Sociology and Education 2008-2013
Sociology of Education (Prof. Prudence Carter)

Social Class, Race, Ethnicity, and Health (Prof. Donald Barr, M.D.)

Race, Ethnicity, and Linguistic Diversity in Classrooms: Sociocultural Theory and Practices (Prof. Arnetha Ball)

University of Pennsylvania, Department of Criminology Spring 2007
Introduction to Criminology (Prof. William Laufer)



“Beyond Bias: Culture in Anti-Discrimination Law,” Presented at Stanford University Law School’s “Moot Fest,” Stanford University, 2017.

“Beyond Bias,” Presented at the Emerging Scholars Conference, Duke Law School, Raleigh, NC, 2017.

“Cultivating Racial Capital: The Role of Racial Inequality in Black Middle-Class Parenting,” Presented at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA, 2009.

“Placing Race in Context: Race, Neighborhood and Trust in the Police,” Presented at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association, Boston, MA, 2008.


Awards and Honors

Stanford University

Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence Fellow
Diversity Dissertation Research Opportunity Grant
Morgridge Family Fellow, Stanford Graduate Fellowship
Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education Fellow
Morrison & Foerster Foundation Scholar, California Bar Foundation


University of Pennsylvania

Onyx Senior Honor Society
Sphinx Senior Society
David R. Goddard Award
James Brister Society Student Leadership Award for Exemplary Leadership
Black Senior Award, Raymond Pace Alexander Award