Carla Laroche

Carla Laroche

Carla Laroche

Clinical Professor
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Florida State University
College of Law


J.D., Columbia University, 2012
M.PP., Harvard University, 2012
A.B., Princeton University, 2006

Professor Laroche directs and teaches in the Gender and Family Justice Clinic within our Public Interest Law Center. Before joining FSU Law, Professor Laroche served as a fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Tallahassee. In that role, she advocated for the reformation of mass incarceration of children and adults in Florida. She also served as a pro bono fellow at Hunton & Williams LLP and a law clerk for the Honorable Donald M. Middlebrooks, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida. 

While in law school at Columbia University, Professor Laroche received the Jane Marks Murphy Prize for exceptional interest and proficiency in clinical advocacy, and was named a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar for academic achievement. She also served as staff editor for the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. Professor Laroche, a first-generation Haitian-American, has been named an American Bar Association On the Rise - Top 40 Young Lawyer and co-chairs the ABA Criminal Justice Section Women in Criminal Justice Task Force. She has received the National Bar Association 40 Under 40 Award, Excellence in Activism Award, and Young Lawyers Division’s Humanitarian Award.

Select Recent Publications

Carla Laroche et al., Sexual Assault Proceedings on College Campuses: Current Issues, The State of Criminal Justice 2017 (Mark E. Wojcik ed., 2017)

Carla Laroche et al., Double Sentence: The Consequences Incarcerated Mothers Face and the Impact on Their Children, The State of Criminal Justice 2016, 207 (Mark E. Wojcik ed., May 2016)