Conor McCormick


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


Conor has taught a range of subjects at Queen's, including criminal, constitutional and administrative law. At present, he coordinates constitutional and administrative law modules for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He is also the coordinator of an optional clinical law module normally offered to LLB students in their final year, which involves experiential learning by way of a unique placement programme delivered in conjunction with the Law Centre NI. 


  • 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). 


Conor is the Deputy Director of the Human Rights Centre in the School of Law at Queen's, and Deputy Editor of the European Human Rights Law Review. He also sits on the Human Rights & Equality Group at the Law Society of Northern Ireland.

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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