Mary Clark joined Rice Law as an associate attorney in November 2021, after working as a law clerk beginning in December 2019. Mary graduated from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in May 2021. Mary is a member of the Memphis and Tennessee Bar Associations.
Originally from the Arkansas Delta region, Mary moved to Memphis in 2014. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Christian Brothers University in May 2018 with a degree in English for Corporate Communications and a minor in Spanish. Mary was awarded the Communications Advocacy Award for her work in CBU’s Writing Center, received the Literature and Languages Faculty Award, and was honored at the 2018 Presidential Recognition Ceremony. Mary was on the Dean’s list for the Fall and Spring semesters from 2014–2018 and was invited to join Sigma Tau Delta honor society. Mary presented research on Writing Center pedagogy at the 2016 and 2017 Southeastern Writing Center Conferences in Savannah, Georgia and Oxford, Mississippi, and at the 2017 International Writing Center Conference in Chicago, Illinois.
In law school, Mary served as a staff member for Volume 50, and as Articles Editor for Volume 51, of the University of Memphis Law Review. Her student Note titled, Greedy Giving, Bad for Business: Examining Problems with Arbitrary Standards in Appraising Conservation Easements, was published in Book 2 of Volume 51. Mary also received the U.S. Custom House Scholarship, and the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award for her pro bono service throughout law school.