John McKee

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John McKee

John McKee earned his B.A. in Government and English at the University of Notre Dame, his M.E.M. in Natural Resource Economics and Policy at Duke University, and his J.D. degree and Certificate in Environmental & Natural Resources Law here at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. During law school, John worked as the Office and Career Coordinator for the Office of Career Development & Opportunities, participated as a student attorney in the Environmental Law Clinic, and served as an officer for the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and Land Use Law Society student organizations.

Prior to law school, John enjoyed careers in several professions including as a show performer at Disney World, park ranger at Carlsbad Caverns, Mount Rushmore, and Brooklyn, New York, Owner/operator entrepreneur of a vegan food business, and high school English teacher. Following law school, John served as Manager of Recruitment and Professional Development at Holland & Hart LLP in Denver. John teaches career skills workshops for Jefferson County, Colorado and provides pro bono legal counseling for temporary residents of the Action Center Homeless Shelter in Lakewood.

John’s hometown is Green Bay, Wisconsin and he and his wife Kelly are shareholder-owners and life-long followers of the Green Bay Packers. John committed to veganism in the year 2000 and enjoys vegan cooking and baking, and hiking for miles with his dogs in the Colorado mountains. John can be reached at 303.871.6063.

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Get started now to secure your Fall Externship!

Hi Denver Law students!   Traditionally, Fall is the semester with the fewest students obtaining an externship for credit.  Act now to start the process of lining up an externship for the 2017 fall semester!  The deadline to secure an externship …

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3 Mindful Steps to Survive the Bar Exam

3 Mindful Steps to Survive the Bar Exam

Finally, law students can take a breath. I am literally telling you to breathe. Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. When we consciously breathe, we connect to this present …

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Air Force JAG – apply now for a Fall 2017 externship

CDO notes: First, the Air Force JAG Corps will be here conducting Informational interviews on Monday, August 14th from 1-5pm in study room #225 for any Denver Law student who is curious about pursuing a JAG Corps position.   Second, if …
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Paid Civil Rights Summer Internship (rising law students or recent grads apply now)

If you are a Denver Law student or a recent graduate interested in civil rights law and seeking a summer opportunity, consider this paid PT summer opportunity with a civil rights firm based here in Denver.  Applications will be accepted …

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Summer 2017 Estate Planning Law Clerk Internship

If you are a rising 2L or 3L still seeking a summer experience, and have interest in serving clients with legal estate plan services, consider applying to be a law clerk at Swan Law PC this summer.  Located in Steamboat Springs …

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25 Summer jobs and internships still available!

Summer is almost here, but there are still plenty of opportunities to find a job – below are just a few! When you are on the verge of landing a position—e.g., preparing for an interview, or awaiting the results of an …

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Colorado Attorney General’s Office of Revenue and Utilities Section: summer 2017 volunteer internship now available!

Hello Denver Law students!  A late-breaking summer legal internship is now available with the Colorado Attorney’s General’s Office in their Revenue and Utilities Section.  This AG section provides legal advice and representation for the State in four sub-units: the Public Utilities Commission Litigation (PUC) Unit, …
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New attorneys navigating legal careers through General Practice exploration

Is it better for a new attorney to develop into a jack-of-all-trades, general practice attorney, or to focus on a more precise practice area?
See this article for a short discussion on how a new attorney can find their way:

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/ask_daliah_its_ok_to_start_as_a_generalist_then_choose_a_practice/

 

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National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) Annual Job Fair, Tuesday, July 18th in Cleveland

The National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) cordially invites you to participate in our Annual Job Fair on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at the Westin Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland, Ohio. The goal of the National Black Prosecutors Association’s (NBPA) Job Fair …

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5 Tips for Non-Awkward Informational Interviews

Part of legal job search planning involves YOU interviewing others to gain information, guidance, and tips for your job search.

Check out this article by Jennifer Winter with tips on how to take the awkwardness out of your informational interview coffee …

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