Amy Coney Barrett

Born:January 27, 1972 (age 52)
Career:U.S. Supreme Court, 2020-present
U.S. Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit, 2017-2020
Education:B.A., Rhodes College
J.D., Notre Dame Law School

Amy Coney Barrett is an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Barrett was nominated for the position on Sept. 26, 2020 and assumed her position on Oct. 27, 2020.

Barrett was born in New Orleans Louisiana on Jan. 28, 1972, but grew up in Old Metairie as the oldest of seven children. She attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee and graduated magna cum laude in 1994 with a Bachelors of Arts in English literature. Barrett attended Notre Dame Law School in Indiana and graduated with summa cum laude honors and a Doctor of Law degree in 1997. During her time at Notre Dame, Barrett served as executive editor of the Notre Dame Law Review.

From 1997-1998 Barrett served as a judicial law clerk for Judge Laurence Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. From 1998-1999 she held the same position for Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court. From 1999-2002 Barrett practiced law in Washington D.C. with the Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin law firm that would later become the Baker Botts firm. In 2002 Barrett became a faculty member of Notre Dame Law School. In 2010 she was appointed by Chief Justice Roberts to the Advisory Committee for the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.

Barrett was confirmed as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in October 2017, where she served until joining the United States Supreme court in October 2020.


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