NDLS alums at the U.S. Supreme Court

Author: Susan Good

For the second year in a row, a Notre Dame Law School alum will clerk for a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. An impressive number of NDLS alums have achieved the coveted and prestigious SCOTUS clerkship post—six over the past ten years.

Justice Samuel Alito selected Tara Stuckey ’07 to serve as one of his four clerks for the 2010 term, which begins the first Monday in October. Stuckey is an associate at Jones Day in Washington, D.C., where she focuses her practice on legal analysis, briefing, and strategy in complex trial and appellate litigation. She has practiced before district courts, federal appellate courts, and the United States Supreme Court. Stuckey also maintains an active pro bono practice and has represented clients in immigration, criminal, and constitutional law matters. She graduated summa cum laude from NDLS, and served as executive managing editor of the Notre Dame Law Review.

Brian Morrissey ’07 is rounding out his year as a clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas, who selected him for the term beginning in October 2009. Morrissey clerked for 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain after graduation from NDLS, and worked as an associate at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C., before accepting the SCOTUS clerkship.