Yasha Clark was born and raised in New Orleans where she attended Warren Easton Fundamental High School. She works fervently to positively impact not only her hometown, but anywhere she can.
Ms. Clark was heavily involved in Southern University Law Center’s Pro-Bono Committee where she participated in well over 300 hours of community service. Ms. Clark previously worked as a law clerk at the 19th Judicial District Court in Baton Rouge, La., as a law clerk for the Louisiana Senate and as a Staff Attorney at Orleans Parish Juvenile Court.
Ms. Clark received her Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from The University of Houston-Downtown. While in law school, Ms. Clark sat on the Board of Student Advisors, was elected as the Student Bar Association’s 3L Class Representative, was a Junior Editor for the Journal of Race, Gender and Poverty, and served as the American Inns of Court Chapter President. She was selected as an Emerging Leader through the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Japan Exchange Fellowship Program in conjunction with the Embassy of Japan where she spent eight days in Tokyo, immersed in the culture. Ms. Clark also received a Certificate of Public Law from Southern University Law Center upon graduation.
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
- United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
Admitted to Practice