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Dean Todd J. Clark

Todd J. Clark is the current Dean of Widener University Delaware Law School. Dean Clark is an avid scholar and writes on legal issues involving: employment discrimination, sports, the intersection of hip-hop culture and the law, and corporate justice. He has published articles in the Cincinnati Law Review, the Case Western Law Review, the St. Thomas Law Review, the Louisiana Law Review, the St. John’s University School of Law’s Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development, the Tennessee Journal for Race, Gender and Social Justice, and the Georgetown Journal of Law & Modern Critical Race Perspectives. He has published book chapters in the Oxford Handbook of American Sports Law, published by Oxford University Press, and in a book published by Carolina Academic Press entitled Hip Hop and the Law. Additionally, Dean Clark co-authored a textbook with Dean andre douglas pond cummings entitled Corporate Justice, that explores issues of social justice, corporate power, and diversity. Dean Clark and Dean cummings are presently working on a second edition of their book. Dean Clark regularly teaches contracts, employment discrimination, sales, business associations, sports law, hip hop law & social justice, and corporate justice.

Prior to joining Delaware Law School, Dean Clark was the Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and a Professor of Law at the St. Thomas University Benjamin L. Crump College of Law (“STU”) in Miami, Florida where he worked for four years. During that time, Dean Clark was the Upper-Level Division Professor of the Year in 2020-2021; the Upper-Level Division and the 1L Division Professor of the Year in 2021-2022; and in the 2022 -2023 academic year, he was named the Most Valuable Person in the law school. Before transitioning to STU, Dean Clark was a tenured professor of law at North Carolina Central University School of Law where he worked for approximately 12 years. During his time at NCCU, he served as the Director of New Initiatives where he worked with external partners to cultivate partnerships between minority serving institutions. He also created and directed the Justice in the Practice of Law certificate program. Before Dean Clark transitioned into the academy, he worked for two years at Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC where he specialized in employment law and medical malpractice defense. After leaving Steptoe & Johnson, Dean Clark worked for two years as a Lecturer in Law at West Virginia University where he taught legal writing and appellate advocacy.

Dean Clark is originally from Columbus, Ohio and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity Incorporated. He received his undergraduate degree in political science from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, his juris doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and his master’s in business administration from West Virginia University School of Business and Economics in Morgantown, West Virginia. Dean Clark is committed to helping to develop law students from underrepresented populations as well as promoting and facilitating wealth creation in minority communities.

In his spare time, Dean Clark enjoys spending time with his son Jordan Clark, weightlifting and watching his beloved Ohio State Buckeyes.