- Discipline: Law
- Organization: Institute for Justice
Clark Neily joined the Institute for Justice as a senior attorney in 2000. He litigates economic liberty, property rights, school choice, First Amendment and other constitutional cases in both federal and state courts.
He served as counsel in a successful challenge to Nevada’s monopolistic limousine licensing practices, which effectively prevented small -business-persons from operating their own limousine services in the Las Vegas area. He was the lead attorney in the Institute’s successful defense of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy against a lawsuit by the Michigan Education Association challenging the Center’s right to quote the MEA’s president in fundraising literature, and he is currently leading IJ’s opposition to a nationwide effort to cartelize the interior design industry through anti-competitive occupational licensing requirements. Clark is also a member the leader of the Institute’s school choice team. Besides representing parents and children in defense of Florida’s Opportunity Scholarship Program and school choice programs in Arizona, Maine, Milwaukee, and elsewhere, he has made numerous public appearances and participated in many debates in support of school choice.