2024 Good Counselor Project Fellows

Isaiah McKinney

Isaiah is originally from the Seattle area, but he has called the east coast "home" for the better part of adulthood. He is a Litigation Fellow at Pacific Legal Foundation, where he works on property rights and separation of powers cases. Prior to that, he wrote amicus briefs as a Legal Associate at the Cato Institute.  

He graduated cum laude from Wake Forest University School of Law, where he was the Executive Vice President of the Federalist Society and Vice President of the Christian Legal Society. He was also a staff editor on the Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy, a Symposium issue editor on the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and a proofreader on the Journal of Free Speech Law. He is a Blackstone Fellow.  

When not suing the government or thinking about why Chevron deference is bunk, he enjoys cooking, reading classical literature (especially anything by Lewis, Tolkien, Steinbeck, Hemingway, or Dostievsky), traveling, and spending time with his church family. He is a member at Pillar Church of DC.