Richard W. Garnett

Richard W. Garnett

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    Richard W. Garnett is the Paul J. Schierl / Fort Howard Corporation Professor of Law, a Concurrent Professor of Political Science, and the founding Director of the Notre Dame Program on Church, State & Society at Notre Dame Law School.

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    Richard W. Garnett (born November 6, 1968) is the Paul J. Schierl / Fort Howard Corporation Professor of Law, a Concurrent Professor of Political Science, and the founding Director of the Notre Dame Program on Church, State & Society at Notre Dame Law School. He teaches in the areas of criminal law, constitutional law, First Amendment law, and the death penalty. He has contributed to research in such topics as school choice and Catholic social teaching. His articles have appeared in a variety of prominent law journals, including the Cornell Law Review, the Georgetown Law Journal, the Michigan Law Review, and the UCLA Law Review. He also regularly appears in The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal and as a guest on National Public Radio.

    Education and experience


    Raised in Alaska, Garnett majored in philosophy at Duke University. In 1995, he earned his J.D. from Yale Law School. He clerked for Judge Richard Sheppard Arnold on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, then for Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist on the United States Supreme Court. He practiced for two years at Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin in Washington, D.C.

    Personal life


    He is married to Nicole Stelle Garnett, a professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School. The couple met while students at Yale Law School.

    See also


    List of law clerks of the Supreme Court of the United States (Chief Justice)

    External links


    Richard W. Garnett faculty page

    Richard W. Garnett's Social Science Research Network articles page

    Mirror of Justice, a Catholic legal theory blog

    PrawfsBlawg, a blog for legal professors

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