Former US Solicitor General Paul Clement to Visit UT Campus

Paul ClementFormer US solicitor general Paul D. Clement, who has made numerous appearances before the US Supreme Court during his legal career, will deliver the Rose Lecture on Friday, October 24, at the College of Law.

The lecture will begin at noon in room 132 of the College of Law. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Richard L. Rose Endowed Lecture Series. The series was established by Rick Rose, a 1974 alumnus of UT Law and currently the managing director and president of the Coats Rose law firm in Texas.

Clement served as the forty-third solicitor general of the United States, from 2005 to 2008. He had previous served as acting solicitor general and principal deputy solicitor general. He has taught at the Georgetown University Law Center since 1998 and serves as a senior fellow of the center’s Supreme Court Institute. He has served as chief counsel of the US Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, Federalism, and Property Rights and clerked for US Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, who delivered the Rose Lecture at UT earlier this year.

Clement has argued more than seventy cases before the US Supreme Court, including the recent high-profile cases Hobby Lobby v. Burwell and ABC v. Aereo. Clement has also argued important cases in lower courts, including Walker v. Cheney, United States v. Moussaoui, and NFL v. Brady.

He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. He earned his master’s degree at Cambridge University and bachelor’s degree at Georgetown.

C O N T A C T:

Roger Hagy (865-974-6788, rhagy1@utk.edu)