Leading constitutional law expert Amy Coney Barrett, a former clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, comes to the Public Policy Institute Nov. 3 to discuss what’s ahead for the highest court in the land, just five days before the presidential election.
Barrett is delivering the Institute’s fourth annual Hesburgh Lecture discussing the implications of the presidential race on the court just as voters prepare to cast their ballots. The Hesburgh Lecture Series brings top experts from Notre Dame to speak on public policy matters and is presented by the Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute in collaboration with the Notre Dame Club of Greater Jacksonville.
Free and open to the public, the Hesburgh Lecture is in the Davis College of Business, with a reception at 6 p.m. and program at 7 p.m. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Professor Barrett, the Diane and M.O. Miller II Research Chair in Law and Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, teaches and researches in the areas of federal courts, constitutional law and statutory interpretation. Before joining the Notre Dame faculty, she clerked for Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for the late Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court.
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.
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.
The Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute is a neutral gathering place to discuss policy matters affecting our state and local community. Offering the only Master in Public Policy degree in Florida, the Institute prepares students for leadership and diverse career opportunities in the public, private and non-profit sectors. More information at ju.edu/ppi.