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Professor Sherman Clark grew up in Baltimore, MD. He spent four years in the Army before returning home to Baltimore to finish college at Towson University. After graduating from the Harvard Law School, Clark practiced with Kirkland & Ellis in Washington DC. In 1995, he joined the faculty here at Michigan, where he teaches Torts, Evidence, Legal Ethics, and Sports Law. Over the years, Clark has published several dozen papers on a wide range of topics; but his current research and recent writing focus on whether and how we can nurture the traits and capacities that will help us both succeed as lawyers and thrive as human beings. Outside of work, Clark swims and runs (ploddingly), reads Ancient Greek (haltingly), and is learning to play the violin (scratchily). Clark and his wife Patricia have three grown daughters, about whom he brags (incessantly).

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