Bonnie Kipp

Adjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

  • Biography

    Bonnie Kipp serves as Judge McKeague's judicial assistant in United States Court of Appeals. She first began working with Judge McKeague in 1998, as his case manager and courtroom deputy in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan. Since becoming a certified trainer on electronic evidence presentation software in 2004, Ms. Kipp and Judge McKeague have instructed nearly 1,000 lawyers in the use of digitized evidence in the courtroom.

    Ms. Kipp was also instrumental in creating first federal electronic courtroom in Michigan. In 2003, when their courtroom was being renovated to allow for electronic evidence presentation, she trained attorneys in use of technology prior to trial and managed the equipment during trial. Nearly forty jury trials were tried electronically during her tenure with the United States District Court. Ms. Kipp teaches Technology Enhanced Trial Advocacy in the Trial Practice Institute.

  • Courses
    • Technology Enhanced Trial Advocacy
      In lieu of tuition, a fee that is not covered by an MSU Law scholarship is assessed for this course. Contact the Trial Practice Institute office at 517-432-6969 to obtain the fee amount. This lab provides hands on training in the efficient uses of courtroom technology and the presentation of electronic evidence. The primary objective of the lab is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to efficiently use electronic evidence in pre-trial and trial litigation. Students enrolled in the Trail Practice Institute are given priority enrollment.