Dr Esther McGuinness

Ulster University

Head of School of Law

About Dr Esther McGuinness

Dr Esther McGuinness is the Head of Ulster University School of Law. She holds an BA Hons degree in law and a PhD from Ulster University and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority.

Esther has a background in nursing and in trade union representation. In 2004, she undertook further training in Labour Law and Human Rights at the European University Institute, Florence. She initially worked as a Teaching Fellow at the Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) before joining the School of Law as a Lecturer in 2004. She is currently an Associate Director of the Ulster Law Clinic, Director of Development and Alumni Relations within the School of Law.  

Professional Affiliations:  

  • Member Institute of Employment Rights
  • Member Committee on the Administration of Justice
  • Member Amnesty International
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • Faculty Responsibilities:  
  • Associate Director, Ulster Law Clinic
  • Director of Development and Alumni Relations