Paul D. Clement

Paul D. Clement served as the 43rd Solicitor General of the United States from June 2005 until June 2008.  He is a partner at Clement & Murphy, PLLC.  He has argued over 100 cases before the United States Supreme Court on a wide variety of subjects.  Paul has argued more Supreme Court cases since 2000 than any lawyer in or out of government.  Mr. Clement has also argued over 100 cases in the federal courts of appeals. 

Mr. Clement is a native of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, and a graduate of the Cedarburg public schools.  He received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and a master’s degree in economics from Cambridge University.  He 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. 

Mr. Clement is a Distinguished Lecturer in Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he has taught in various capacities since 1998.  He also serves as a Senior Fellow of the Law Center’s Supreme Court Institute.

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