B.A., University of Tennessee
J.D., Yale Law School

Joined Albany Law School in 2000. Previously in private practice with Winston & Strawn in Chicago, specializing in employment-related appellate litigation; visiting professor at University of Toledo College of Law; law clerk to the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Indiana. Research interests include employment discrimination, federalism, and lesbian and gay rights.


Can Social Conservatives Violate Gay Rights Laws? The Problem of Subjective Motive in Sexual Orientation Law, Presentation at Faculty Workshop, Albany Law School, Nov. 19, 2003

Deconstructing Sexual Orientation, at Globalization and Comparative Family Law: A Discussion of Pluralism, Universality and Markets, Albany Law School, Feb. 7, 2003

Deconstructing Sexual Orientation, "Uncomfortable Conversation" on Sexuality and Feminist Theory (colloquium), Cornell Law School, Nov. 14-15, 2002

Negotiating the Politics of Judicial Nominations (panel), Lavender Law, Annual Conference of the National Lesbian and Gay Law Association, Oct. 12, 2002

Same-Sex But Equal: Reformulating the Miscegenation Analogy, Presentation at Faculty Workshop, Albany Law School, Oct. 2, 2002

The Court and Rights: The New Federalism and the Undermining of Civil Rights Law--Progressive Federalism?, Presentation at Joint Annual Meetings of the Law and Society Association and the Canadian Law and Society Association, Vancouver, B.C., May 31, 2002

Where's Nino? Boy Scouts v. Dale and the Missing Scalia Dissent, Presentation at Faculty Workshop, Albany Law School, February 27, 2002

Special Issues in Teaching First-Year Law Students, Presentation at AALS New Teacher Conference, Washington, D.C., Summer 2000

Grounding Airline Deregulatory Pre-emption: The Case of State and Local Civil Rights Laws, Presentation at Faculty Workshop, Albany Law School, April 2001

The Emerging Prohibition of Employment Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation, Address Before Albany Law School Labor and Employment Law Student Association, Spring 2001


In the News

Professor Stephen Clark was featured in the WAMC radio story, “What The Supreme Court Could Do About Roe V. Wade,” on May 24, 2021.

​Professor Stephen Clark spoke with NEWS10 ABC for the segment "Local Facebook post draws questions on hate speech" on August 16, 2019.

Professor Stephen Clark joined Canada's CTV News to discuss developments in the Kavanaugh-Supreme Court confirmation process on September 28, 2018.

​Professor Stephen Clark was quoted in the Austin American-Statesman article“Austin closes book on one Alamo Drafthouse ‘Wonder Woman’ complaint” on November 22, 2017. He was also mentioned in theAustin Business Journal.
​Professor Stephen Clark'sletter to the editor regarding Pride celebrations was published by the New York Times on June 20, 2017.
Professor Stephen Clark's op-ed"Why I challenged women-only screenings of ‘Wonder Woman’" was published by the Austin American-Statesman on June 7, 2017.
Professor Stephen Clark spoke with theWashington Post,Austin American-Statesman, Texas State Network News,KVUE-TV,WNYC and others about why he filed a complaint over women-only screenings of "Wonder Woman." He was also quoted by outlets including theNew York Post,ABA Journal, andBloomberg BNA.

Selected Achievements

​Professor Stephen Clark received Albany Law School's Excellence in Service Award on May 24, 2019.

​Professor Stephen Clark received Albany Law School's Excellence in Service Award on May 24, 2019.