Published on: October 13th, 2020

Flashback: Hillsdale College Hosts Judge Amy Coney Barrett for Evening Discussion


On Tuesday, May 21, Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship hosted an evening conversation with Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit as part of the AWC Family Foundation lecture series.

The discussion, “Reflections on Judging: A Conversation with Amy Coney Barrett,” explored the roles and responsibilities of the judiciary through Barrett’s distinguished career within the U.S. justice system.

The lecture was free and open to the public and media.

Judge Barrett was recently nominated to serve as an Associate Supreme Court Justice.

About the Speaker

‚ÄčAmy 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.

About Hillsdale in D.C.

Hillsdale in D.C. is an extension of the teaching mission of Hillsdale College to Washington, D.C. Its purpose is to teach the Constitution and the principles that give it meaning. Through the study of original source documents from American history—and of older books that formed the education of America’s founders—it seeks to inspire students, teachers, citizens, and policymakers to return the America’s principles to their central place in the political life of the nation.

About Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College is an independent liberal arts college located in southern Michigan. Founded in 1844, the College has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts an outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 5.7 million. For more information, visit