Professor Mackay practiced construction law and commercial litigation at the Minneapolis firm of Faegre & Benson (1995 – 2009, partner 2003-09). Since 2008 she has taught construction law and ethics at the University of Minnesota (construction management and infrastructure systems engineering programs). She has taught construction law at WMCL since 2010. Professor Mackay is originally from Birmingham, England, and holds a B.A. and M.A. in French and German from Cambridge University.