Staff
Christopher McKee

Director of the Schaden Experiential Learning & Public Service Programs

University of Colorado Law School
2450 Kittredge Loop Road
401 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309
Phone: (303) 492-6562
E-mail: chris.mckee@colorado.edu

Bio:
J. Christopher McKee is the former Special Counsel to the Director at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS), where he served as a senior advisor to the Director and all other divisions of PDS on forensic evidence issues in his final years with the office. Mr. McKee led the agency's Forensic Practice Group, supervised staff forensic fellows and the staff forensic scientist, and served as the primary reviewer of requests for expert services in all PDS cases.  In addition to his advisory and supervisory roles, Mr. McKee served as lead or special counsel in cases involving important forensic issues, as well as maintaining his own personal caseload of complex homicide cases.  Mr. McKee has litigated cases involving challenges to DNA, glass composition, firearms toolmark impressions, fingerprints, alleged arson evidence, alleged sexual assault injuries and numerous forensic pathology issues.  During his tenure at PDS, Mr. McKee served as a trial attorney, Trial Division Supervisor and Deputy Trial Chief.  Before joining PDS, Mr. McKee was a Staff Attorney at the DeKalb County Public Defender's Office in Decatur, Georgia, where he handled all levels of criminal cases before trial and appellate courts. Mr. McKee received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and J.D./M.T.S. at Emory University.  Mr. McKee has been an adjunct law professor at the University of Colorado Law School since 2009 teaching appellate advocacy and advanced evidence courses. 

Courses:

Spring 2014 Advanced Evidence: Forensic Science and the Criminal Courts LAWS 7333-001
Fall 2013 Appellate Advocacy Clinic LAWS 7029-002
Spring 2013 Advanced Evidence: Forensic Science and the Criminal Courts LAWS 7333-001
Fall 2012 Appellate Advocacy Clinic LAWS 7029-002