Lawyering in the Supreme Court

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As a Lichtenstein Distinguished Lecturer, Professor Clement was asked to write an article for the Hofstra Law Review on the topic of his lecture. His article, cited below, may be downloaded from the link at the top of the page.

Paul D. Clement, Lawyering in the Supreme Court, 38 Hofstra L. Rev. 909 (2010).

Speaker Information

Professor Clement is a partner at Bancroft PLLC and serves as a Distinguished Lecturer in Law at the Georgetown Law Center as well as a Distinguished Lecturer in Government at the main campus. He served as the 43rd Solicitor General of the United States. Before his confirmation as Solicitor General, he served as Acting Solicitor General for nearly a year and as Principal Deputy Solicitor General. He has argued 75 cases before the Supreme Court. He graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown's School of Foreign Service and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School where he was the Supreme Court editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Following graduation, Mr. Clement clerked for Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and for Associate Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court. After his clerkships, he served as Chief Counsel of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, Federalism, and Property Rights. Professor Clement is also a Senior Fellow at Georgetown's Supreme Court Institute.