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Our History: Former Faculty [Fall 2020 - this site is under construction as we update this list]: McKee, William St. John (1969-1983)

Tenured faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law through its history.

William St. John McKee, 1969-1983

William McKee

William S. McKee earned a B.A. cum laude from Yale in 1966 and a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1969, where he was an editor of the Law Review. After joining the faculty of UVA in 1969, he specialized in teaching in the areas of taxes and accounting. After leaving UVA Law, he joined the Treasury Department as Tax Legislative Counsel and later worked for the firm King and Spalding. McKee later co-founded the Washington, D.C.-based firm of McKee, Nelson, Ernst, and Young with UVA Law alumnus William Nelson.



Stock Sales Subject to Section 304 (Tax Management Portfolio 83-3d) (Tax Management, 1975).

Federal Income Taxation: A Summary Analysis (with John H. McCord) (Bracton Press, 2d ed. 1976).

Real Estate – Mortgages (Tax Management Portfolio 66-2d) (Tax Management, 1976).

Federal Taxation of Partnerships and Partners (with William F. Nelson and Robert L. Whitmire) (Warren, Gorham & Lamont, 1977; abridged student ed., 1978).

Articles and Book Chapters

The Real Estate Tax Shelter: A Computerized Exposé, 57 Va. L. Rev. 521-573 (1971).

Computers and the Courts – Recommendations Made to the Courts Task Force, 3 Rutgers J. Computers & L. 134-151 (1973).

Partnership Allocations in Real Estate Ventures: Crane, Kresser, and Orrisch, 30 Tax L. Rev. 1-46 (1974).

Law School Admissions: A Descriptive Study (with Albert R. Turnbull and L. Thomas Galloway), in 2 Reports of LSAC Sponsored Research 266-332 (Law School Admission Council, 1976).

The Insolvency Exception to Cancellation of Indebtedness Rule, in The Loughran Foundation Seminar Proceedings on Bankruptcy, Securities and Tax Aspects of Real Estate Workouts 56-83, 88-89 (University of Virginia School of Law, 1978).

Tax Reform Act of 1976: Changes Affecting the Taxation of Partnerships and Partners (with William F. Nelson and Robert L. Whitmire), 33 Tax L. Rev. 485-544 (1978).

Partnership Allocations: The Need for an Entity Approach, 66 Va. L. Rev. 1039-1072 (1980).


Review of Wolfman, Federal Income Taxation of Business Enterprise, and Andrews, Federal Income Taxation (with Thomas R. White III), 25 J. Legal Educ. 119-124 (1973).