Clarence joins LDF as an Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by the Text-to-Give campaign. His fellowship project seeks to challenge the discriminatory use and impact of artificial intelligence and machine-learning technologies on communities of color and low-income communities. He is a 2020 graduate of New York University School of Law. While in law school, Clarence participated in the Criminal Defense and Re-Entry Clinic and the Civil Rights Clinic; he also worked as a legal aide in the Civil Rights Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office. He served as a Colloquia Editor for the NYU Review of Law & Social Change and co-Chair for the Black Allied Law Students Association (BALSA). He is a recipient of the Root-Tilden-Kern scholarship, the Dean John Sexton Prize as well as the Calisha Myers Memorial Convocation Award.
Clarence previously worked at the Center for Law and Social Policy in Washington, D.C. where he advocated for federal, state and local policy strategies that disrupt the economic marginalization and over-criminalization of Black and Brown youth and other vulnerable young people. Clarence began his career in his home state of Alabama serving as an AmeriCorps member with Impact Alabama providing direct social services to low-income people across the South. Clarence is a 2014 graduate of the University of Chicago where he majored in Political Science.
Clarence is not yet admitted to the bar. He is supervised by members of the New York bar.