May 24, 2016

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) Paul D. Clement who represented the Little Sisters of the Poor in a Supreme Court case that was recently remanded back to the lower courts will deliver the Commencement address for the Columbus School of Law on Friday, May 27, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.Clement, a partner at Bancroft PLLC and former Solicitor General of the United States, has argued over 80 cases before the Supreme Court of the United States and more Supreme Court cases since 2000 than any other lawyer."Paul Clement is no stranger to public service nor to arguing at the highest levels for religious liberty," noted University President John Garvey. "Catholic University is honored that such a stalwart defender of the constitutional right to religious liberty will give the address at our law school commencement."Clement will receive the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, at the ceremony."We are very pleased that Paul Clement will deliver the law school's 2016 Commencement address," said Daniel F. Attridge, Dean and Knights of Columbus Professor of Law. "Paul is widely admired for the extraordinarily high quality of his advocacy and his tireless dedication to pro bono representation, including on notable First Amendment religious liberty issues."

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