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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 number of courses in foundational legal knowledge subjects at Queen's, including criminal, constitutional and administrative law. At present, he teaches Constitutional Law in Context to LLB Senior Status students, and he is the co-ordinator of an administrative law module called Rights and Accountability, which is compulsory for both LLB and MLaw students. He is also the co-ordinator 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.


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