Kevin Clermont is a specialist in the procedural aspects of litigation. After his graduation from Harvard Law School, Mr. Clermont clerked for the late Hon. Murray Gurfein of the Southern District of New York, and then spent two years in private practice as an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.
Since joining the Cornell Law School Faculty in 1974, Professor Clermont has authored a good number of books on civil procedure. His coauthored casebook, Materials for a Basic Course in Civil Procedure, is regarded as a model of careful legal craftsmanship and also a thoughtful introduction for students.
A.B., summa cum laude, Princeton University, 1967
J.D., magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1971
Clermont, Kevin M., “The Logic of Uncertainty in Law and Life,” Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper (forthcoming)
Clermont, Kevin M., “Reconciling Forum-Selection and Choice-of-Law Clauses,” American University Law Review Forum (January 7, 2020)
Clermont, Kevin M., “A Theory of Factfinding: The Logic for Processing Evidence,” Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-31 (June 28, 2019)
Clermont, Kevin M., “Rules, Standards, and Such,” Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-15 (February 9, 2019)