Harry Graver Joins the Gray Center’s Separation of Powers Clinic

Washington, D.C. (January 2024) — The Gray Center is pleased to announce that Harry Graver, Associate at Jones Day and former Supreme Court clerk, will partner with the center as an adjunct professor and deputy clinic director working with students at Scalia Law School and the Gray Center’s Separation of Powers student clinic.

Mr. Graver’s private practice centers on appeals and motions practice. Previously, he clerked for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Mr. Graver received the Fay Diploma in 2019, graduating first in his class at Harvard Law School.

Under the leadership of Clinic Director Trent McCotter (Partner, Boyden Gray PLLC), the clinic has filed dozens of briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and federal circuit courts since the clinic’s founding by Scalia Law Professor Jenn Mascott in December 2021.

The clinic’s petition for a writ of certiorari representing Lewis County, Kentucky, and featured by SCOTUSblog as a November 2023 petition of the week, is currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court (Lewis County, Kentucky v. Helphenstine). This month, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments in Loper Bright Enterprises Inc. v. Raimondo, in which the clinic filed an amicus brief on behalf of 36 members of Congress, including now-House Speaker Mike Johnson and Senator Ted Cruz, highlighted in George Will’s recent Washington Post column “How the Supreme Court could end the ‘Chevron deference’ foolishness.”

Clinic briefs listed in full here.