J.D., 2012, University of Miami
M.A., 2003, University of Rochester
M.F.A., 1997, University of Michigan
B.A., 1993, Columbia University
Odetta Clarke is a 2012 graduate of Miami Law. She came to Miami after earning her B.A. at Columbia University, a Master’s degree at the University of Rochester, a Master’s in Fine Arts at the University of Michigan, and serving as a Fulbright Fellow in Dakar, Senegal. Prior to law school, Clarke worked in an eye surgery center with the only black woman ophthalmologist who served as Principal Investigator for the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of excimer laser surgery to correct myopia using photorefractive keratectomy. Clarke began her studies at Miami Law as part of the James W. Johnson and Robert H. Waters Summer Institute. Clarke was a Student Ambassador, Judicial Intern to the Honorable Gerald B. Cope, Jr., Research Assistant to Professors Marnie Mahoney and Paula Arias, and member of the International Moot Court Program. She returned to work at the University of Miami several years ago, first as an IRB Regulatory Analyst, and most recently as a Contracts and Grants Officer.