Hadyn Pettersen grew up in Glendive, Montana, the son of a dryland wheat farmer. In 2018, he earned his bachelor’s degree in history and medieval studies from the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated cum laude. During his 1L summer, Hadyn worked as a research assistant to Professor O. Carter Snead. For his 2L summer, he was a summer associate for the Washington, D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis. In his free time, Hadyn enjoys pick-up basketball, golf, hiking in the badlands, and pinochle. After graduation, he will clerk for Judge Stephen R. Clark on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.