Belmont Law Faculty Evaluate Qualifications of Supreme Court Nominee on Behalf of ABA

Baskin Center at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, May 14, 2020.

Recently, nine Belmont University College of Law professors completed service as part of an academic reading group for the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary to assess the professional competence and writing ability of then U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

The reading group, chaired by former U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, and presently the Dean at Belmont University College of Law, was one of two academic reading groups commissioned by the Standing Committee to review the nominee’s legal writings throughout her professional career.

“Belmont University College of Law was honored that our faculty was asked to participate in this important project in assessing the quality and clarity of writing, knowledge of the law and analytical ability of now Justice Amy Coney Barrett.  A qualified judiciary is vitally important to our republic, and we were pleased to assist the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary in reviewing and evaluating the professional writings of this nominee to  be an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.”

To view the final ABA statement to the Committee on the Judiciary of the United States Senate, click here.