Kennedy McGhee

National Law School Student Organizer

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Kennedy McGhee joined NACC in April of 2024 as the National Law School Student Organizer. Currently, Kennedy is a second-year law student at the University of Missouri. After her first year of law school, Kennedy clerked at the Children’s Law Center of California in Los Angeles. While working, she interviewed minors and non-minors involved in the juvenile dependency court to assess their safety and express wishes. Kennedy gained invaluable experience observing the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) courtroom everyday.  

During her second year and second semester of law school, Kennedy extended her jurisdictional knowledge of child welfare through an internship with the Office of the Child’s Representatives of Denver, Colorado. While working for OCR she analyzed forty court appearances of attorney’s to ensure each attorney was meeting professional standards. Kennedy also connected with youth, parents, and caregivers to listen and catalog their experience with their attorneys. 

Prior to law school, Kennedy attended the University of Missouri where she obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Communication and minors in Social Justice and Criminal/Juvenile Justice. As an undergraduate, Kennedy participated as a conversation partner with the Asian Affairs Center to expand Asian government officials’ English and cultural understandings. Kennedy also served as Vice President to Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity and worked to increase and improve membership. 

Since starting law school, Kennedy has competed in two marathons, but is happiest on a walk with her dog, Cujo, or eating a good meal with her friends. 

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