Brandon Winchel grew up in Orange County, California. In 2017, he earned his B.A. in History & Political Thought from Concordia University Irvine, where he graduated summa cum laude. During his 1L summer, Brandon served as a law clerk for Senator Josh Hawley on the Senate Judiciary Committee. In addition to Law Review, Brandon is an oralist on the Notre Dame Moot Court Board. In his spare time, Brandon enjoys fantasy football, playing the piano, and all things Lord of the Rings and Star Wars.