Amy Coney Barrett

Hon. Amy Coney Barrett

U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

The Honorable Amy Coney Barrett was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in November 2017.   Before joining the bench, she served on the faculty of the Notre Dame Law School, where she continues to teach.

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.