Christopher McKee

Program Director for Schaden Experiential Learning & Public Service Programs

University of Colorado Law School
2450 Kittredge Loop Road
401 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309
Phone: (303) 492-6562

  • Coordinate Externship Program - investigate and monitor externship opportunities for students; approve semester placements; teach principles of successful experiential learning during the placement; review required student and supervisor evaluation reports and written product; perform site visits of placement offices; approve award of academic credit at successful completion of externship
  • Coordinate Public Service Pledge Program - publicize public service opportunities and oversee student participation; manage budge and student leadership of the program
  • Collaborate with Barrister's Council on student competitions - Moot Court, Mock Trial, and Transactional - manage budget and student leadership of this student program; oversee core internal competitions
  • Manage student summer fellowship, public service post-graduate fellowship and LRAP programs
  • Analyze experiential learning and public service opportunities in conjunction with the Schaden Experiential Learning Chair, Public Service Committee, and other faculty to integrate these program into the overall mission and curriculum of the law school
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. 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. Before joining the Trial Division at the Public Defender Service, 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 since2009.


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