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Professor Clark Stirs Debate as Op-Ed Contributor to The Hill

Professor Stephen Clark

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Professor Stephen Clark reached an audience of millions through a recent series of op-eds for The Hill, a widely visited and influential website focusing on U.S. politics.

Professor Clark’s columns, all published in November, generated thousands of comments, shares, and the like after being shared to The Hill’s nearly 2.4 million followers on Twitter and Facebook. He also discussed his pieces — and the opinions stated in them — with San Diego radio station KOGO and The Washington Times.

His three op-eds:

Also in November, Professor Clark discussed the line between constitutionally protected speech and possible criminal acts with NewsChannel 13 in Albany. Earlier in the semester, on Time Warner Cable News, he spoke about the presidential election and its impact on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Professor Clark joined the Albany Law School faculty in 2000. He was 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; and staff assistant to then-Senator Al Gore.

His research interests include employment discrimination, federalism, and lesbian and gay rights. In 2015, Professor Clark and several other constitutional law scholars from around the country filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage.

Professor Clark holds a B.A. from the University of Tennessee and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

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