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Blind Catholic Lawyer Laura Wolk Discusses Breaking Barriers and Amy Coney Barrett’s Mentorship

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Oct 24, 2020.

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    The young lawyer, who gave moving testimony on behalf of her former professor, speaks about clerking for Justice Clarence Thomas and about how her Catholic faith has helped shape her career.

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    Laura Wolk, the first blind woman to clerk at the Supreme Court and a former student of Judge Amy Coney Barrett at Notre Dame Law School, testifies Oct. 15 during the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing of Barrett on Capitol Hill in Washington. (photo: Susan Walsh/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

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    Laura Wolk, an attorney in Washington, D.C., became the first blind woman to clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court last year when she clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas during the high court’s 2019-2020 term.

    Wolk, who is Catholic, earned a B.A. in psychology at Swarthmore College in 2009 and spent three years doing social work in Philadelphia assisting low-income individuals with disabilities. She subsequently decided to pursue a law degree and graduated summa cum laude in 2016 from Notre Dame Law School, where Judge Amy Coney Barrett was her teacher and mentor. After graduation, Wolk clerked for Judge Janice Rogers Brown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Judge Thomas Hardiman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

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    Blind Catholic Lawyer Laura Wolk Discusses Breaking Barriers and Amy Coney Barrett’s Mentorship
     
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