Conor McCormick


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Conor specialises in constitutional and administrative law, with a particular focus on the law and legal system of Northern Ireland. He has a strong interest in appellate courts, in the application and development of human rights law, and in the work of law officers like the Attorney General.


Conor has taught and coordinated a range of subjects at Queen's, including clinical, criminal, constitutional and administrative law. 


Conor is Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Law, with responsibility for the strategic leadership of all postgraduate education programmes.

Externally, Conor is a member of the Legal Education Sub-Committee of the Society of Legal Scholars ("the SLS"), which is the principal representative body for legal academics in the UK.

In addition, Conor is Deputy Editor of the European Human Rights Law Review ("the EHRLR"). He is also a member of the Human Rights and Equality Committee at the Law Society of Northern Ireland.

Conor is a former Director of QUB Human Rights Centre. 


  • FHEA, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2020).
  • PGCHET, Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching, Pass at Distinction Level (Queen's University Belfast, 2018-2020).
  • PhD, The Constitutional Legitimacy of Law Officers in the United Kingdom, Awarded without corrections (Queen’s University Belfast, 2015-2019).
  • LLM, Clinical Legal Education, Pass with Distinction (Ulster University, 2013-2014).
  • LLB, Law, First Class Honours (Queen’s University Belfast, 2010-2013). 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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