The 2023 Robert A. Stein ’61 Lecture: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett

October 16, 2023, 4:00 to 5:30 pm
Carlson Family Stage

University of Minnesota Law
84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett

Amy Coney Barrett, Associate Justice, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on January 28, 1972. She married Jesse M. Barrett in 1999, and they have seven children – Emma, Vivian, Tess, John Peter, Liam, Juliet, and Benjamin. She received a B.A. from Rhodes College in 1994 and a J.D. from Notre Dame Law School in 1997. She served as a law clerk for Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit from 1997 to 1998, and for Justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court of the United States during the 1998 Term. After two years in private law practice in Washington, D.C. she became a law professor, joining the faculty of Notre Dame Law School in 2002. She was appointed a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in 2017. President Donald J. Trump nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and she took her seat on October 27, 2020.

Photo: Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

Ticket Update 

Due to popular demand, all tickets have been claimed for this lecture. Please check back periodically as tickets may be returned by other guests. Any returned tickets will be made available online. There is not a waitlist.

We request that if you have reserved a ticket and can no longer attend, please follow the instructions below to release your reservation. You can cancel tickets up until the day of the event.

  • Instructions to Release a Ticket: Have your ticket information available. The Northrop Box Office will request your name, order number, and bar code number. You may contact Northrop with this information at 612-624-2345 or; Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Digital Tickets-Only: All performance and parking tickets are now delivered electronically—printed tickets are no longer available. Tickets will be sent from to the email address you provide when you place your order. The new system will streamline the ticketing process before and at events, providing immediate ticket delivery (unless otherwise noted), shorter wait times and congestion in the building, and improved onsite accessibility for patrons. Due to tickets being digital-only, phones will be allowed in the auditorium. 

Ticketing procedures vary by event and promoter/presenter, and are subject to change. Email or call 612-624-2345 for additional help.

Registration Information

For questions regarding your registration, please contact U of M Tickets and Events at 612-624-2345 or Their ticket office is open Monday-Friday from 10 am to 5 pm (CT). 

This event will follow a staged ticket release as follows:

  • Priority registration will be given to University of Minnesota Law School students, faculty, and staff beginning Monday, September 11 at 10 am (CT). A promo code is required for priority registration and will be emailed to Law School students, faculty, and staff the morning of Monday, September 11. (Limit 2 tickets.) 
  • Registration will open to all University of Minnesota Law School alumni on Tuesday, September 12 at 10 am (CT) and the University of Minnesota community on Wednesday, September 13 at 10 am (CT). A promo code is required for priority registration. (Limit 2 tickets.)
    • Law School alumni will receive the promo code in an email sent from the Law School's Alumni Office ( on Tuesday, September 12. 
    • University of Minnesota faculty, staff and students will receive the promo code in the Wednesday, September 13 edition of Brief and via the UMN event calendar
  • The legal community and general public will be able to reserve tickets beginning Thursday, September 14 at 10 am (CT). No promo code will be required. (Limit 2 tickets.)

Rules of courtroom decorum will be followed. No purses, backpacks, bags, cameras or recording devices will be allowed in the auditorium. We strongly recommend leaving these items at home and traveling light.

Doors open at 3:00 pm (CT). Please plan to arrive early and be seated by 3:45 pm (CT) for the event to start on time at 4 pm (CT). No unfilled seats will be allowed to be saved. 

The lecture will be recorded and posted on this page within one week following the event. 

For media inquiries, please contact the Law School’s Interim Director of Communications, Monica Wittstock at or 612-626-1963.

Minnesota Law Rules of Decorum

CLE Credits
1.25 CLE credits; event code #489425

All guests are invited to a reception following the lecture in the Northrop Atrium from 5:30 to 6:30 pm (CT). 

Please note that per Northrop policy no food or beverages except bottled water are allowed in the lecture hall.

Accessibility Information

Elevators are located on both the west and east side of the building, and all levels are accessible via these elevators. Wheelchair seating is available upon request when purchasing your ticket. Please let us know if we can help you with any additional accessible services by contacting U of M Tickets and Events at 612-624-2345 or at, or asking an usher at the event.

Listening assistance devices and other services are available upon request at Coat Check. A sign language interpreter will be provided by the Law School if requested by Monday, September 25 to Olivia Kurtz, Events and Event Marketing Manager, at

Parking Information

Northrop is located in the heart of a vibrant, active campus and other scheduled events often impact traffic and parking availability. We advise you to arrive early as space fills quickly during all events.

Reserve Your Spot: Purchase parking in advance in the Church Street Garage or Fourth Street Ramp. Watch a prepaid parking video showing you how to use the QR code emailed to you after buying your parking reservation, and read more about prepaid parking here (scroll down to the Prepaid Parking tab).

If you have not pre-purchased parking we recommend parking in the:

Please note that event parking rates may be in effect. 

Plan Ahead. Check MNDOT and the UMN Event Parking Calendar for information and other events. Please note that traffic flow can change quickly on campus so please plan accordingly and consider arriving early to allow yourself time to enjoy all that Northrop has to offer onsite before the event.

Accessibility Drop-off. To drop off a guest at an accessible, no elevation entrance, please follow the “Accessibility Drop-off” signs on the east side of Northrop. Take a right turn from Church Street at Lily Plaza (immediately before the Church Street Garage entrance) and consider arriving early to easily accommodate your drop-off, traffic, and parking needs.

Accessibility services are available upon request. Some services need to be requested ahead of the event. Please contact or 612-624-2345 with any requests, questions, or concerns.

Sponsored by

Professor Robert A. Stein, class of 1961, dean of the Law School for 15 years, and former chief operating officer of the American Bar Association, generously endowed this lecture series to enrich the program of the Law School by inviting leaders of the bench and bar and of the governments of the United States and other nations to deliver an annual lecture on a topic of national or international interest.

Previous Stein Lectures have included:

  • The 2013 Stein Lecture: Former U.S. Vice President Walter F. Mondale ‘56
  • The 2014 Stein Lecture: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (video)
  • The 2015 Stein Lecture: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia 
  • The 2016 Stein Lecture: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor (video)
  • The 2018 Stein Lecture: John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States (video)
  • The 2019 Stein Lecture: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan (video)
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