Kevin M. Clermont

Robert D. Ziff Professor of Law
Kevin Clermont
Contact Information
Cornell Law School
204 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 255-5189

Lyndsey Clark
Cornell Law School
315 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Professional Biography

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