Contact Information
Cornell Law School
321 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 255-5135
Fax: (607) 255-7193
Estelle M. McKee Clinical Professor of Law (Lawyering)

Professional Biography

Estelle McKee teaches first-year lawyering. Following her graduation from Columbia Law School, she spent two years as a Pro Se Law Clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. After her clerkship, Prof. McKee litigated as a staff attorney for Catawba Valley Legal Services, a North Carolina organization which represents rural, low-income clients in areas of employment, income maintenance, housing, family, immigration, and consumer law. She also engaged in appellate and habeas practice for the Virginia Capital Representation Resource Center and practiced as an immigration attorney for Lawler & Lawler in San Francisco, where she specialized in preparing EB-5 regional center applications to accept foreign investment from immigrant investors and create jobs in the United States. Prof. McKee taught legal writing at Cornell Law School (2000-2006) and at the University of Wisconsin Law School (2006-2007). She is an assistant editor of Immigration Options for Investors & Entrepreneurs, in which she also has two forthcoming articles. She has published in Bender’s Immigration Bulletin, and has contributed to the book Professionals: A Matter of Degree by Martin J. Lawler and Margaret Stock, and the legal treatise Immigration Law & Procedure. Prof. McKee is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the California and North Carolina bars.


B.A., Oberlin College, 1990
J.D., Columbia Law School, 1995