Amy Coney Barrett was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in November 2017. She serves on the faculty of the Notre Dame Law School, teaching on constitutional law, federal courts, and statutory interpretation, and previously served on the Advisory Committee for the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College in 1994 and her J.D. from Notre Dame Law School in 1997. Following law school, Barrett clerked for Judge Laurence Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Associate Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court. She also practiced law with Washington, D.C. law firm Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin.
Listen to her in this presentation from Hillsdale College. Fast forward past the intro unless you are interested in this unique college, which is funded by individuals like us not the government.
From Hillsdale College – possibly the best school in the country. It takes no state or federal funding—even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans.
Hillsdale was the first American college to prohibit by charter admissions discrimination based on race, sex, or religion. Standing on principle continues to define us.
By refusing even one penny of federal or state aid for grants, awards, loans, or scholarships, we free ourselves from educational regulation and programs imposed by the government. That means Hillsdale College must replace millions of dollars every year in student financial assistance and must raise monies for all college activities and programs from the private sector. Fortunately, independent-minded donors who share our principles of integrity and self-government support everything we do—from financial-aid assistance to one of the largest college lecture series in America.