Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett to return to Notre Dame for Law Review symposium

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SOUTH BEND — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett will return to South Bend next month to deliver the keynote address for the Notre Dame Law Review's Federal Courts Symposium.

Barrett's speech will be at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Law School's McCartan Courtroom and is open only to faculty, students and the media because of limited seating, according to a Notre Dame news release.

The keynote will be in person and open only to law faculty, law students and students in the university's Constitutional Studies program who will be sent a registration form to RSVP, a university spokesman said in an email.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett will deliver the keynote address for the Notre Dame Law Review's 2022 Federal Courts Symposium at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 14.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett will deliver the keynote address for the Notre Dame Law Review's 2022 Federal Courts Symposium at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 14.

Barrett will speak during the 2022 symposium titled "The Nature of Federal Equity Power," which will focus on federal equity power and its scope within constitutional law.

Barrett, a 1997 graduate of the Notre Dame Law School, joined the university's faculty in 2002 and continued to teach part-time after she was appointed in 2017 to the 7th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. She was nominated by former President Donald Trump and was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court in October 2020.

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"We are honored that Justice Barrett will participate in the symposium," Notre Dame Law Review faculty adviser Nicole Stelle Garnett said in the news release. "Not only did she play an important role in establishing the Federal Courts Symposium, but she served for many years as adviser to the Law Review."

The Law Review symposium comes 25 years after Barrett served as executive editor of the journal as a student and marks the justice's second visit to Notre Dame this school year. She returned to campus last fall to teach a one-week course on statutory interpretation to third-year law students.

Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito also spoke on campus last fall.

"For more than two decades, Notre Dame Law School was blessed by Justice Barrett's brilliant scholarship, devoted teaching and thoughtful approach to legal questions," law school dean G. Marcus Cole said in the release. "We look forward to welcoming her back to the Law School for this year's Federal Courts Symposium."

Email South Bend Tribune education reporter Carley Lanich at clanich@gannett.com. Follow her on Twitter: @carleylanich.

This article originally appeared on South Bend Tribune: Justice Amy Coney Barrett keynote University of Notre Dame symposium

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