Notre Dame Professor of Law Richard Garnett told TIME magazine that a law degree from Harvard or Yale should not be a prerequisite for a seat on the Supreme Court of the United States. “You do have to worry about missing opportunities for as broad a range of talent as possible, and that definitely includes people who went to Notre Dame or Texas or Virginia. Their best law students are just as good as those at Harvard or Yale,” said Garnett.
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Prof. Garnett clerked for the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist. Also of note, an impressive number of Notre Dame Law School alumni have achieved a SCOTUS clerkship—six over the past ten years. One 2007 NDLS alum is finishing his clerkship for Justice Clarence Thomas, and another 2007 alum will begin her clerkship for Justice Samuel Alito this summer.