Courtney was born and raised in Mulvane, a small suburb of Wichita, Kansas. She graduated summa cum laude from Newman University, where she double majored in Communication and History. In addition to Law Review, Courtney is the President of the Notre Dame Moot Court Board. She was recognized as Best Oralist in the NDLS 1L Moot Court Tournament, and she took Second Best Oralist in the Frank A. Schreck National Gaming Law Tournament in Las Vegas in 2022. Courtney also served as the president of the NDLS 2021-2022 Chapter of the American Constitution Society. After graduation, Courtney will start as an associate at Polsinelli in Kansas City. Courtney enjoys painting, making sushi, and watching cute videos of baby seals.