Law professor nominated to federal court
Observer Staff Report | Monday, May 8, 2017
Notre Dame professor of law Amy Coney Barrett was nominated by President Donald Trump to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th circuit, according to a University press release.
Barrett, who had previously clerked for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, researches and instructs on federal courts and constitutional law at Notre Dame. She has twice been selected by students as “Distinguished Professor of the Year.”
“Amy is an outstanding professor, scholar and colleague,” Nell Jessup Newton, dean of the law school, said in a statement. “She would be an excellent judge.”
A graduate of Notre Dame’s Eck School of Law, Barrett was the executive editor of the Notre Dame Law review and earned the Hoynes Prize, the “Law School’s highest honor,” according to the release.