- Born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1972 (48 years old)
- Married to husband Jesse since 2004. He is a partner at the law firm of LaDue Curran & Kuehn, LLC in South Bend, Indiana.
- Mother of seven children (two were adopted from Haiti and one has special needs).
- Serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (2017-present).
- Confirmed by the United States Senate in a bipartisan vote (55-43) on October 31, 2017.
- Clerk for Judge Laurence H. Silberman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (1997-98).
- Clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court (1998-99).
- Associate, Miller Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin (merged with Baker Botts LLP in 2000), Washington, D.C. (1999-2001).
- Adjunct Faculty Member and John M. Olin Fellow in Law, George Washington University Law School (2001-02)
- Visiting Associate Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law (2007).
- Professor of Law and Diane and M.O. Miller II Research Chair in Law, Notre Dame Law School (2002-2017); Distinguished Professor of the Year (2006, 2016, 2018)
- Recent publications include “Congressional Insiders and Outsiders,” University of Chicago Law Review (2017); “Originalism and Stare Decisis,” Notre Dame Law Review (2017); “Congressional Originalism,” University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law (2017); and “Countering the Majoritarian Difficulty,” Constitutional Commentary (2017).
- B.A., Rhodes College, 1994; Phi Beta Kappa
- J.D., Notre Dame Law School, 1997; summa cum laude; Executive Editor, Notre Dame Law Review; Hoynes Prize winner (best record in scholarship, deportment, and achievement); Kiley Fellow (full-tuition fellowship)