Professor McCormick joined the College of Law faculty in August 2005. Professor McCormick holds a B.A. from Fordham University, an M.A. from New York University, and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown Law Center, where she served as a senior editor of the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal. Professor McCormick developed and currently directs the Immigrant Rights Project, a clinical program in which law students represent vulnerable non-citizens in a variety of immigration matters. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Tulsa, Professor McCormick was a member of the clinical faculty at Cornell Law School and the University of Connecticut School of Law. Professor McCormick's teaching and research interests include clinical legal education, immigration law, and asylum law.
Education and Degrees Earned
- J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., May 1994; Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, Notes and Comments Editor; Law Fellow Program
- M.A.., New York University, New York, NY and Paris, France, December 1988; Centre for French Civilization and Culture.
- B.A. cum laude in cursu honorum Fordham University, New York, NY May 1985; Fordham College Dean's Scholar; Fordham College Honors Program
Areas of Academic Specialty
- Clinical Legal Education
- Immigration Law
Previous Teaching Experience
- 2004 - 2005 Visiting Lecturer and Staff Attorney
Cornell Law School, Legal Aid Clinic, Ithaca, New York
- 2000 - 2004 William R. Davis Clinical Teaching Fellow
University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
Previous Relevant Work Experience
- 1998 - 2000 Assistant Attorney General
Federated States of Micronesia Department of Justice, Pohnpei, FSM
- 1997 -1998 Assistant Attorney General
Pohnpei State Department of Justice, Pohnpei, FSM
- 1994 - 1997 Assistant Defender
Defender Association of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- American Immigration Lawyers' Association (2004 - present).
- National Lawyers' Guild, National Immigration Project (2004 - present).
- Association of American Law Schools, Sections on Clinical Legal Education, Immigration, and International Human Rights (2002 - present).
- Clinical Legal Education Association (2001 - present).
- American Bar Association, Section on Individual Rights and Responsibilities (2005 - present).
- Oklahoma Bar Association (2005 - present).
- Tulsa County Bar Association (2008 - present).
- AIDS Legal Network for Connecticut (2001-04).
- Connecticut Bar Association Law Works for People (2001-04).
- Pro Bono Asylum Project, International Institute of Connecticut (2002-04).