The University honored Notre Dame Law School Professor Amy Coney Barrett, Diane and M.O. Miller, II Research Chair in Law, as a 2016 Featured Faculty during a commercial break in the third quarter of the Duke University football game (Sept. 24). She was recognized in an on-field ceremony at Notre Dame Stadium.
“I came to Notre Dame because it is committed to both academic excellence and pursuit of the common good,” Barrett said. “I am incredibly lucky to share life with students and colleagues who have chosen it for the same reasons.”
Barrett teaches and researches in the areas of federal courts, constitutional law, and statutory interpretation. She was named Teacher of the Year by NDLS graduating classes of 2006 and 2016.
“Amy is an exemplary and enthusiastic professor, influential scholar, and an energetic and respected leader,” said Dean Nell Jessup Newton. “We’re very proud of her.”
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.