Amy Coney Barrett
Professor of Law
Amy Coney Barrett teaches and researches 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. She serves by appointment of the Chief Justice on the Advisory Committee for the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.
Professor Barrett earned her B.A. in English literature, magna cum laude, from Rhodes College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and, among other honors, was chosen by the faculty as the most outstanding graduate in the college’s English department. She 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.
Before joining the Notre Dame faculty, Professor Barrett 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 United States 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. Professor Barrett has served as a visiting associate professor and John M. Olin Fellow in Law at the George Washington University Law School, and in 2007, as a visiting professor of law at the University of Virginia.
Courses TaughtLAW60308, Civil Procedure
LAW70311, Federal Courts
LAW73370, Statutory Interpretation Seminar
Constitutional Theory Seminar
ScholarshipStare Decisis and Jurisprudential Disagreement, 91 TEX. L. REV. (forthcoming 2013).
Introduction: The Interpretation/Construction Distinction in Constitutional Law, 27 CONST. COMM. 1 (2010).
Substantive Canons and Faithful Agency, 90 B.U. L. REV. 109 (2010).
Federal Jurisdiction in Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Introduction: Stare Decisis and Nonjudicial Actors, 83 Notre Dame Law Review 1147 (2008).
Procedural Common Law, 94 Virginia L. Rev. 813-88 (2008).
The Supervisory Power of the Supreme Court, 103 Colum. L. Rev. 324 (2006).
Statutory Stare Decisis in the Courts of Appeals, 73 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 317 (2005).
Stare Decisis and Due Process, 74 U. Colo. L. Rev. 1011 (2003).
Catholic Judges in Capital Cases, 81 Marquette L.Rev. 303 (1998) (with John H. Garvey)
Areas of Expertise
- Catholic Social Teaching
- Civil Procedure
- Constitutional Law
- Federal Courts
- Federal Courts & Federal Litigation
- Statutory Interpretation
In the NewsFeatured Faculty on NDLS Home Page: Amy Barrett – November 3, 2008
Provost announces faculty promotions, new Web site - ND Newswire - May 21, 2008
Law school faculty help Indiana solicitor general prepare Supreme Court argument on domestic violence - ND Newswire - March 08, 2006