Amy Coney Barrett is a famous American jurist, attorney, and academic who is best known as a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals.
She was nominated by President Donald Trump to the Seventh Circuit in 2017, and the Senate confirmed her in the same year. Before that, the talented personality was a professor of law at Notre Dame Law School.
There, she has taught constitutional law, civil procedure, and statutory interpretation. When Barrett was a member of the seventh circuit, she has been selected on Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees.
Early Life, Family & Education
Barrett was born to parents Amy Vivian Coney and Mike on January 28, 1972, in New Orleans, Louisiana. She grew up with seven siblings. Her father worked as an attorney for Shell Oil. Barrett’s mother was a French teacher.
Barrett was raised in the suburban community of Old Metairie and completed Catholic education at St. Mary’s Dominican High School & St. Catherine of Siena elementary school. Barrett was the class vice president in her school.
Barrett attended Tennessee’s Rhodes College and graduated from there with a B.A. in English literature. Later she completed her higher education at Notre Dame Law School. Barrett won the Hoynes Prize at Notre Dame Law School.
Amy Coney Barrett Career
Barrett started her career journey by joining the Washington, D.C., law firm of Miller, in 1999. After that, she worked as a junior lecturer at George Washington University Law School.
After 2 years, she joined Notre Dame Law School as an assistant professor. Later the brilliant attorney Barrett became a full-tenured faculty member in the subjects of constitutional law, federal courts, and statutory interpretation.
In May 2017, Barrett was nominated by President Trump for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Finally, she was confirmed in 2017 by a 55-43 vote, with Tim Kaine, Joe Donnelly, and Joe Manchin in the seventh circuit.
Barrett married Jesse who is a former federal prosecutor and fellow Notre Dame Alum. The couple has seven children. They adopted two kids from Haiti.
The lady attorney is well-known for her style, gesture, and posture. The way she talks in front of the media easily attracts people.
Some Lesser Facts
- Her youngest daughter has Down syndrome.
- Barrett doesn’t like smoking or drinking.
- She doesn’t like to talk about her personal life in front of the media.