Nicole Stelle Garnett

Nicole Stelle Garnett (born January 7, 1970) is the John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School, teaching in the areas of property, land use, urban development, local government law, and education.[1] She has written numerous articles on these subjects that have appeared in a variety of journals, including the Michigan Law Review,[2][3] the Stanford Law Review,[4] and the Yale Law Journal.[5] Additionally, she wrote Ordering the City: Land Use, Policing and the Restoration of Urban America, published by Yale University Press in 2009.

Education and experience

Garnett majored in political science and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University. She earned her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1995, then clerked for Judge Morris Sheppard Arnold on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. She practiced at the Institute for Justice for two years before clerking for Justice Clarence Thomas on the United States Supreme Court during the 1998-1999 Term.[6]

In 1999, she joined the faculty at University of Notre Dame. In Spring term 2007, she was a visiting faculty member at the University of Chicago Law School.[5] In 2009, Garnett received the Paul M. Bator Award, given annually by the Federalist Society for Law and Policy Studies to an academic under 40 for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and commitment to students.[7] In 2014, she co-authored a study on Catholic education and urban conditions, "Lost Classroom, Lost Community: Catholic Schools' Importance in Urban America."[8][9][10] In the book, she argued the presence of Catholic schools strengthens the community.[11] In 2016, she received the Reinhold Neibuhr Award from the University of Notre Dame for scholarship advancing social justice.[12][13]

Personal life

She is married to Richard W. Garnett, who is Paul J. Schierl/Fort Howard Corporation Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame.[14]

See also


  1. "Nicole Stelle Garnett, Professor of Law". Retrieved 2010-04-14.
  2. Garnett, Nicole Stelle (2007). "Suburbs as Exit, Suburbs as Entrance," (PDF). Michigan Law Review. 106 (2): 227–304. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-07-07. Retrieved 2010-04-14.
  3. Garnett, Nicole Stelle (2006). "The Neglected Political Economy of Eminent Domain," (PDF). Michigan Law Review. 105 (1): 101–150. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-07-07. Retrieved 2010-04-14.
  4. Garnett, Nicole Stelle (2004). "Ordering (and Order in) the City". Stanford Law Review. 57 (1): 1–58. SSRN 637207.
  5. Garnett, Nicole Stelle (2006). "Save the Cities, Stop the Suburbs?" (PDF). Yale Law Journal. 116 (3): 598–630. doi:10.2307/20455732. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2010-04-14.
  6. "Nicole Stelle Garnett, Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-04-14.
  7. "Paul M. Bator Award, The Federalist Society". Archived from the original on 2010-05-19. Retrieved 2010-04-15.
  8. Lopez, Katherine Jean (September 23, 2019). "Will the Supreme Court Nix Montana's Anti-Catholic 'Blaine Amendment'?". National Review. Retrieved November 30, 2019.
  9. "Editorial: Why neighborhoods freak out when schools, stores and churches close". Chicago Sun-Times. December 4, 2018. Retrieved November 30, 2019.
  10. Henneberger, Melinda (May 27, 2014). "Pope Francis should consider ending celibacy as a way of healing divisions". Washington Post. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
  11. McShane, Michael (May 6, 2018). "Opinion: Why this new Catholic school can save Baltimore". Washington Examiner. Retrieved December 2, 2019.
  12. "The Law School: Law Professor Nicole Garnett Receives Social Justice Award". The Daily Domer. University of Notre Dame. May 18, 2016. Retrieved December 2, 2019.
  13. "Faculty honored with awards at President's Dinner". Office of the Provost, University of Notre Dame. May 19, 2016. Retrieved December 2, 2019.
  14. "Faculty: Richard W. Garnett". University of Notre Dame Law School. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
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