Former U.S. solicitor general will be Mercer Law Day speaker

Paul D. Clement, a former U.S. solicitor general and partner in the Washington, D.C., office of King & Spalding law firm, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address today at the annual Law Day luncheon at Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law.

During the visit, Clement will also give a lecture during a class of first-year Mercer law students.

A graduate of Harvard Law School, Clement was nominated as solicitor general by President George W. Bush in 2005. He served as the nation’s 43rd solicitor general until June 2008. He has argued 49 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Clement received a bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a master’s degree in economics from Cambridge University.

After graduation from Harvard Law School, where he was the Supreme Court editor of the Harvard Law Review, Clement served as a clerk for Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.

Clement will deliver his address during the Law Day luncheon at 12:30 p.m. in the Mercer University Center, during which time Mercer Law School alumni Gerald Edenfield (1970) and Judge W. Louis Sands (1974) and will receive the Outstanding Alumnus Award and Meritorious Service Award, respectively.