Assistant Professor of Legal Skills
Co-Director of Graduate Programs Legal Skills
Professor McEntee is Director of Graduate Skills and teaches Graduate Program Skills and Writing. She works one-on-one with graduate students to enhance their proficiency in legal analysis, writing, and oral advocacy. She specializes in presenting complex legal and linguistic concepts clearly and engagingly, thus enabling students, especially those whose first language is not American English, to think, write, and work effectively in their graduate studies and subsequent careers.
Professor McEntee has extensive experience working with people from other cultures. In the Czech Republic, she taught English to lawyers, government officials, and business managers, tailoring their course work to their individual professional needs for improved fluency in English. She holds a Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA).
Professor McEntee also holds an International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance and worked for several years in international humanitarian and development organizations. She advised the US Section of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on human resources, pre-deployment training, and legal and operational risk management. She also conducted on-site field research in East Timor for MSF’s Belgian Section, and authored a report on the roles of humanitarian organizations and the military in delivering aid in peacekeeping missions.
She served in Kosovo as Director of the American Bar Association’s rule of law and law reform project, working with professors, administrators and students at the University of Pristina Faculty of Law to develop a post-Communist, post-war legal education curriculum and to incorporate modern teaching methodology in the Law Faculty’s programs. She had previously worked for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), as Head Election Lawyer for the Mission in Kosovo, and as an OSCE International Election Observer/Polling Station Supervisor for elections in Kosovo, Serbia, and Kyrgyzstan.
Professor McEntee’s US career has encompassed broad array of legal, business, and management experience with diverse organizations, including Foley Hoag LLP in Boston, Citibank, Bank of Boston, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and Eastbridge Capital Inc., a Wall Street US Government bond primary dealer, trading, and hedge fund management firm. She specialized in corporate, banking, financial and securities law.
Professor McEntee holds an AB degree in Government from Smith College and a JD Degree from Columbia University School of Law.