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Paul D. Clement

Lecturer

B.S.F.S., Georgetown; M.Phil., Cambridge; J.D., Harvard

Professor Clement is a partner at Bancroft PLLC and serves as a Distinguished Lecturer in Law at the Law Center as well as a Distinguished Lecturer in...

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Professor Clement is a partner at Bancroft PLLC and serves as a Distinguished Lecturer in Law at the 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.


In the News

"Gov. Pat McCrory Taps Conservative Super-Lawyer Paul Clement to Appeal NC Voter ID Ruling," coverage by New Civil Rights Movement, August 18, 2016, featuring Paul D. Cement, Lecturer.

"Q&A with Paul Clement: Top Advocate at the U.S. Supreme Court," coverage by Inside Track, May 4, 2016, featuring Lecturer Paul Clement.

Marine discharged after refusing to remove a Bible verse taped near her cubicle has her day in court,” coverage in The Washington Post, April 27, 2016, mentioning Lecturer Paul D. Clement.

"Former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement and Cook Political Report Editor Amy Walter Featured at June 2016 Annual Meeting & Conference," coverage in State Bar of Wisconsin, February 17, 2016, featuring Paul Clement, Lecturer.

"Cruz for president? Oh, Canada!," Salina.com, January 15, 2016, mentioning Professor Neal Katyal and Lecturer Paul Clement.

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"Gov. Pat McCrory Taps Conservative Super-Lawyer Paul Clement to Appeal NC Voter ID Ruling," coverage by New Civil Rights Movement, August 18, 2016, featuring Paul D. Cement, Lecturer.

"Q&A with Paul Clement: Top Advocate at the U.S. Supreme Court," coverage by Inside Track, May 4, 2016, featuring Lecturer Paul Clement.

Marine discharged after refusing to remove a Bible verse taped near her cubicle has her day in court,” coverage in The Washington Post, April 27, 2016, mentioning Lecturer Paul D. Clement.

"Former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement and Cook Political Report Editor Amy Walter Featured at June 2016 Annual Meeting & Conference," coverage in State Bar of Wisconsin, February 17, 2016, featuring Paul Clement, Lecturer.

"Cruz for president? Oh, Canada!," Salina.com, January 15, 2016, mentioning Professor Neal Katyal and Lecturer Paul Clement.

"Can Ted Cruz be president?," coverage in The Chicago Tribune, January 12, 2016, quoting Professors Neal Katyal and Paul Clement.

"Is Lab Testing the ‘Wild West’ of Medicine?," coverage in The Wall Street Journal, December 10, 2015, quoting Lecturer Paul D. Clement.

"Benedictine invites former U.S. solicitor general to share insights as lawyer before Supreme Court," coverage by The Chicago Tribune, November 11, 2015, featuring Distinguished Lecturer in Law Paul Clement.

"Two Top Litigators Preview Upcoming Supreme Court Cases," Daily Signal, September 23, 2015, featuring Lecturer Paul Clement and Adjunct Professor Lisa Blatt

"Bancroft Moves to New Office Near Georgetown Law," Legal Times, August 17, 2015, featuring Professor Viet Dinh and Lecturer Paul Clement

After court-martial, this Marine cites religious freedom in her continued legal fight,” coverage by Washington Post, May 21, 2015, featuring Lecturer Paul D. Clement.

"Supreme Court to decide if standing in line is work," MassLive.com, October 10, 2014, mentioning Lecturer Paul Clement.

Professor Viet Dinh and Adjunct Professor Paul Clement are profiled in "Patron Saint of Conservative Causes," a cover story in The American Lawyer, November 30, 2012.

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