On September 25th, the Liberty Justice Center announced that Dean McGee has joined the organization as lead Educational Freedom Attorney. Dean’s work will focus on protecting parental rights and defending educational freedom programs across the country.
As an Educational Freedom Attorney, Dean McGee will advance the Liberty Justice Center’s educational freedom initiatives. LJC litigates on cases to defend students’ right to free speech, empower disabled students to access equal educational opportunities, increase access to scholarship programs, challenge “bias reporting” schemes that encourage children to monitor their peers’ speech, affirm parents’ right to be involved in their children’s education, and more.
In addition to litigation, LJC regularly files amicus briefs to advance educational freedom—for example, urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear cases challenging a university’s “bias response” policies and a high school’s race-based admissions processes just last week. LJC has also supported students’ rights by filing letters to hold medical schools accountable for race-based admissions processes.
“We’re excited to welcome Dean to our team and look forward to growing our work to advance educational freedom across the country. There has never been a more important time than now to ensure that parents’ and students’ rights are protected in the courts,” said Liberty Justice Center President Jacob Huebert.
Before joining the Liberty Justice Center, Dean spent his career litigating high-stakes cases in the New York office of an international law firm, where he litigated securities cases in state and federal courts. He also dedicated a significant portion of his practice to pro bono work, such as staffing the firm’s clinics for veterans and homeless youth. Dean most recently served as partner and head of litigation at a New York law firm.
Dean graduated first in his class at St. John’s University School of Law, where he was Research Editor for the St. John’s Law Review. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science at the State University of New York, graduating cum laude.