Notre Dame Law School | October 27, 2020
The U.S. Senate voted Monday to confirm Amy Coney Barrett as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, making her the first Notre Dame graduate and faculty member to serve on the nation’s highest court.
Barrett earned her J.D. from Notre Dame Law School, graduating first in her class in 1997, and later returned to join the faculty in 2002. In 2017, she was appointed as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She remained a Notre Dame Law School faculty member and continued to teach part time after her judicial appointment.
“On behalf of the University of Notre Dame, I congratulate Amy Coney Barrett on her confirmation today by the United States Senate as a justice of the United States Supreme Court,” said University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
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