Ann C. McGinley

Ann C. McGinley

Co-Director, UNLV Workplace Law Program

William S. Boyd Professor of Law

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Areas of expertise:

Tort Law, Masculinities Theory and Law, Disability Discrimination Law, Gender and Law, Employment Discrimination Law, Employment Law, Arbitration


Ann C. McGinley is the William S. Boyd Professor of Law at the Boyd School of Law of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she has taught Employment Law, Employment Discrimination, Torts, Disability Law, and seminars on employment and gender since 1999. Professor McGinley is the Co-Director of the Workplace Law Program and a member of the Health Law Program at Boyd School of Law. Professor McGinley is an internationally recognized scholar in the areas of employment, disability, and torts law and a leader in Multidimensional Masculinities Theory, an emerging discipline that applies masculinities theory from social sciences to legal interpretation.   She has published more than sixty law review articles and book chapters. She is the author of Masculinity at Work: Employment Discrimination Through a Different Lens (NYU Press 2016). This book uses masculinities theory to analyze Title VII employment discrimination cases and to propose new applications of the law. McGinley is the editor of Masculinities and the Law: A Multidimensional Approach (NYU Press 2012) (with Frank Rudy Cooper) and the author of Disability Law: Cases, Materials, Problems, Sixth Edition (Carolina Academic Press 2017) and Disability Law: Statutory Appendix: Federal Statutes and Regulations, Fifth Edition (LexisNexis) (with Laura Rothstein).


Professor McGinley has lectured at many universities across the country, including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Boston Universities, and the University of Southern California. She is a Visiting Foreign Professor at the University of Adolfo Ibañez in Santiago, Chile, where she lectures annually in Spanish about U.S. employment discrimination law. She has also lectured on American Tort Law in Como, Italy, and Madrid, Spain, and published a chapter in Spanish on Current Trends in American Tort Law.  She lectured on masculinity and American policing and on masculinities and employment discrimination law in May 2017 at Tel Aviv University in Israel. She has researched gender effects on the labor conditions of lawyers in Chile and Spain by interviewing over 130 lawyers and judges, and is continuing her research on gender and lawyers in the U.S. and Denmark. McGinley is also the editor of Feminist Judgments: Employment Discrimination Opinions Rewritten (Cambridge U. Press, forthcoming 2020) (with Nicole Porter). In 2019, Professor McGinley was appointed by Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford to the Nevada Governor’s Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Sex Discrimination.


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