Roger Clegg
President and General Counsel

P-12, Higher Ed

  • Civil rights

Roger Clegg is president and general counsel of the Center for Equal Opportunity, a conservative research and educational organization, which specializes in civil rights, immigration and bilingual education issues. He writes, speaks and conducts research on legal issues raised by the civil rights laws. Clegg also is a contributing editor at National Review Online, and writes frequently for USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and other publications. The Center for Equal Opportunity has joined a number of amicus briefs, which Clegg has helped write, in the litigation in Fisher V. University of Texas. From 1982 to 1993, Clegg held a number of positions at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he argued three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, and the number-two official in the Civil Rights Division and Environment Division. From 1993 to 1997, Clegg was vice president and general counsel of the National Legal Center for the Public Interest, where he wrote and edited a variety of publications on legal issues of interest to business. He is a graduate of Rice University and Yale Law School.