Health Law Faculty Spotlight: Ann McGinley

January 16, 2018

Ann McGinley is an internationally recognized scholar in the areas of disability, employment, and torts law and a leader in Multidimensional Masculinities Theory, an emerging discipline that studies how social norms of masculinity influence legal rules. A charter member of the UNLV Health Law Program, Prof. McGinley is the William S. Boyd Professor of Law and co-director of the UNLV Workplace Law Program.

She has published more than fifty law review articles and book chapters, and is the author of Disability Law: Cases, Materials, Problems, 6th edition (Carolina Academic Press 2017) and Disability Law: Statutory Appendix: Federal Statutes and Regulations, 5th edition (LexisNexis 2013). She also published 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; it followed an earlier co-edited book, Masculinities and the Law: A Multidimensional Approach (NYU Press 2012) (with Frank Rudy Cooper).

Prof. 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 in Spanish about U.S. civil rights law. She also has 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 recently returned from Chile and Spain, where she researched gender and the labor conditions of lawyers in both countries by interviewing over 130 lawyers and judges. She is continuing her research on gender and lawyers in the U.S.