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Conor McCormick


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Research Interests

Conor specialises in constitutional and administrative law, with a particular focus on developments in the law and legal system of Northern Ireland.


Conor has taught a number of courses in foundational legal knowledge subjects at Queen's, including criminal, constitutional and administrative law. He currently teaches administrative law to undergraduate LLB students studying Rights and Accountability, and co-ordinates the Rights and Accountability module for postgraduate MLaw students. Conor is also the co-ordinator of an optional Clinical Law module offered to LLB students in their final year, which involves experiential learning through the provision of legal advice to real clients while on placement at the Law Centre NI. 


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). 

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Research Output

The Law Officers: A Constitutional and Functional Overview

McCormick, C. & Cowie, G., 28 May 2020, House of Commons Library - UK Parliament. 60 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

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  • Reviewing the Reviewability of the Attorney General for Northern Ireland

    McCormick, C., 31 Jan 2018, In : Public Law. p. 22-30 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Queerying Petition X

    McCormick, C., 25 Aug 2017, Irish Legal News.

    Research output: Other contribution

    Open Access


    Staff Excellence Award - "Delivering Excellence" Award Winner

    McCormick, Conor (Recipient), 2020

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

    McCormick, Conor (Recipient), 10 Apr 2018

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


    Deputy Director of the Human Rights Centre in the School of Law

    Conor McCormick (Vice-chair)

    29 Jan 2020

    Activity: Other activity typesOther

    The Franco-British Lawyers' Society 2019 Colloquium: Navigating Brexit, Icebergs Ahead? UK, Irish, French and EU Perspectives

    Conor McCormick (Organiser)

    15 Nov 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    The Accountability of Law Officers in the United Kingdom

    Conor McCormick (Invited speaker)

    08 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Northern Ireland Dimensions to the First Decade of the United Kingdom Supreme Court

    Conor McCormick (Presenter)

    06 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Oxford University Press (Publisher)

    Conor McCormick (Peer reviewer)

    30 Mar 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review