Attorney's visit to Benedictine sheds light on inner workings of nation's highest court
Nov 20, 2015 9:01 AM -
Drawing on his experience as former U.S. Solicitor General and one of the nation's top attorneys, Paul Clement took more than 200 faculty members, students and guests up the 36 marble steps and onto the floors of the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday evening during a lecture in the Goodwin Hall Auditorium at Benedictine University. Clement's presentation, "Lawyering in the Roberts Court: Ten Lessons from Ten Years" enlightened audience members to some of the big-picture conclusions he's drawn while arguing more than 75 cases (more than any attorney since 2000) before the high court. His experience spans both aisles of the court, supervising and conducting litigation on behalf of the United States government as a solicitor general from 2005 to 2008, and litigating major constitutional challenges against the government as a current partner with the law firm of Bancroft PLLC.