We’re pleased to announce that the Honorable Amy Coney Barrett will be our featured speaker at this year’s annual BYU Law School Founders Day Dinner. Her remarks will be entitled, “The Constitution as Our Story.” Judge Barrett serves as a circuit judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Prior to her appointment, confirmation, and commission in 2017, she was a professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, where she continues to teach. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit handles federal district court appeals in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.
Judge Barrett 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, and served as executive editor of the Notre Dame Law Review. She 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. From 2010-2016, she served by appointment of the Chief Justice on the Advisory Committee for the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.
Judge Barrett has published widely 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.