A former National Bar Association“Young Lawyer of the Year” and “Top 40 Lawyer Under 40”, Reginald A. McGahee became an Assistant Dean at Howard University School of Law at the age of 26. He currently serves as the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions and is well known for his innovative ideas and dedication to help shape the future of the law school.
A Georgia native, Dean McGahee graduated South Carolina State University (“SCSU”) with honors with dual degrees in English and Political Science. While at SCSU, he travelled the country to represent his undergrad, was selected to serve as a Washington DC Capitol Intern, served as the Student Director of the South Carolina Legislative Black and was selected as a fellow at the University of Virginia Ralph Bunche Summer Institute in the area of political science for his research in group utility heuristics in the African American Community.
He enrolled in Howard University School of Law and studied intellectual property and contract negotiations. While at Howard, he served on the university’s Board of Trustees, the Huver I. Brown Trial Advocacy Moot Court team and as an executive officer of the Student Bar Association. He was also awarded numerous scholarships including the Earl Davis Award given to the District of Columbia law student that demonstrates significant academic and civic achievement.
In addition to his responsibilities as Associate Dean, Reginald is a former partner at Mincey, Battle and McGahee, LLP, where he negotiated contracts for professional athletes. Dean McGahee has spoken internationally in Brazil, Switzerland, Canada, France, London, Mexico and the United Arab Emirates and at over 100 events domestically. His areas of expertise range from law school admissions, diversity in the legal profession, student and professional success to the impact that education has on emerging communities in the 21st century.
While this rising star is just beginning to burn bright, he endeavors to lead by example and has served on various volunteer boards in the legal and DC metropolitan community. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the National Bar Association, American Bar Association, and a former board member to UPinDC, a young professional advisory board convened by the mayor of the District of Columbia. He is also on the advisory board of the National Pre¬Law Association, which is an organization with a mission to increase the number of students of color in law school and the legal profession On a personal level, he feels that life is God’s gift to us, what we do with it is our gift to God.