About Amy Coney Barrett
The Honorable Amy Coney Barrett serves as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. She
was nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 26,
Previously, she served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit from
October 2017 until her confirmation to the Supreme Court. She is a Notre Dame Law School
alumna and has taught as a member of the Law School’s faculty since 2002.
Justice Barrett teaches and researches in the areas of federal courts, constitutional law, and
statutory interpretation. Her scholarship in these fields has been published in leading journals,
including the Columbia, Virginia, and Texas Law Reviews. From 2010-2016, she served by
appointment of the Chief Justice on the Advisory Committee for the Federal Rules of Appellate
Procedure. She has been selected as “Distinguished Professor of the Year” by three of the Law
School’s graduating classes.
Justice Barrett earned her B.A. in English literature, magna cum laude, from Rhodes College,
where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and, among other honors, was chosen by the faculty
as the most outstanding graduate in the college’s English department. She earned her J.D.,
summa cum laude, from Notre Dame, where she was a Kiley Fellow, earned the Hoynes Prize,
the Law School’s highest honor, as the number one student in her class, and served as
executive editor of the Notre Dame Law Review.
Before joining the Notre Dame faculty, Justice Barrett clerked for Judge Laurence H. Silberman
of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Associate Justice Antonin Scalia of the
U.S. Supreme Court. As an associate at Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin in Washington, D.C., she
litigated constitutional, criminal, and commercial cases in both trial and appellate courts. Judge
Barrett has served as a visiting associate professor and John M. Olin Fellow in Law at the
George Washington University Law School, as a visiting associate professor of law at the
University of Virginia and is a member of the American Law Institute (ALI).