Solicitor General of the United States to Speak
at Marquette Law School Graduation
Released: May 19, 2006
Paul D. Clement, the Solicitor General of the United States, will be the keynote speaker at the hooding ceremony for the Marquette University Law School on Saturday, May 20 at 6:45 p.m. More than 200 graduates will be honored individually at the ceremony Saturday evening.
Clement, a native of Cedarburg, has served as Solicitor General since June 2005. He received his bachelor’s degree 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. In addition to serving in private law firms and as Chief Counsel of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, Federalism and Property Rights, Clement was also an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center.
Mr. Clement joined the Department of Justice in February of 2001. 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 over 30 cases before the United States Supreme Court, including McConnell v. FEC, Tennessee v. Lane, Rumsfeld v. Padilla, United States v. Booker and Gonzales v. Raich. He also argued many of the key cases in the lower courts involving challenges to the President’s conduct of the war on terrorism.
Media interested in covering the Marquette University Law School Hooding Ceremony should contact Brigid O’Brien Miller in the Office of Marketing and Communication at 414-288-7445.
Office of Marketing and Communication Contacts
Brigid O'Brien Miller
Director of University Communication
Phone: (414) 288-7445