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U.S. Senate confirms Notre Dame law professor as federal judge

| Friday, November 3, 2017

After being nominated by President Donald Trump in May, the U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to confirm Notre Dame law professor Amy Barrett as a federal judge, the Notre Dame Law School announced in a press release Tuesday.

Barrett, who will serve as a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, graduated from Notre Dame Law School in 1997 and has been a professor in the School since 2002, the press release said. She was named the Law School’s “Distinguished Professor of the Year” by the students in 2006 and 2016 for her work as a professor of constitutional law, statutory interpretation and in the area of federal courts, the release said.

“Amy Barrett has been a beloved teacher and outstanding scholar,” Nell Newton, dean of Notre Dame Law School, said in the press release. “I am confident she will be a wise, fair and brilliant jurist as well.”

Barrett’s jurisdiction covers Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.

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