Mackinley is a third-year student at the College of Law and is currently serving as a Managing Editor of the Saskatchewan Law Review. Prior to law school, he obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Regina, graduating with Great Distinction. Born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Mackinley is particularly interested in legal issues that are uniquely important to Saskatchewan. He has volunteered with Pro Bono Student Canada, completing placements with the John Howard Society and Campus Legal Services. Mackinley looks forward to beginning a clerkship at the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan following law school.