In her nearly three years as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Amy Coney Barrett has hired 16 law clerks—four each for three full terms, plus a new group of four who began working in August, just before Barrett was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Not all of them have been available to discuss their clerkships, but those who have spoken out universally describe Barrett as a hardworking but warm and caring boss and mentor who welcomes diverse views advanced by her clerks.