Ann C. McGinley

Co-Director, UNLV Workplace Law Program
Professor of Law
Expertise: Workplace Law, Gender and Law, Employment Discrimination , Disability Discrimination , Arbitration, Tort Law, Masculinities Theory and Law


Ann C. McGinley -- an internationally recognized scholar in the areas of employment, disability, and torts law -- is the co-director of the Workplace Law Program and a member of the Health Law Program at UNLV's William S. Boyd School of Law.

Since 1999, she has taught law courses on topics including torts and disability and employment discrimination, as well as seminars on employment and gender. She also is a leader in multidimensional masculinities theory, an emerging discipline that applies masculinities theory from social sciences to legal interpretation.  

McGinley has published dozens of law review articles and book chapters and is the author of many works, including Masculinity at Work: Employment Discrimination Through a Different Lens (NYU Press 2016) and Disability Law: Statutory Appendix: Federal Statutes and Regulations, Fifth Edition (LexisNexis) (with Laura Rothstein).

Additionally, she has lectured at many universities across the country, including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Boston universities. She currently serves as a visiting foreign professor at universities in Chile, Italy, Spain, and Israel. In 2019, McGinley was appointed by Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford to the Nevada Governor’s Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Sex Discrimination.


  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • M.A., University of Delaware
  • B.A., Rosemont College

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Ann C. McGinley In The News

University of Toledo
December 18, 2020
The University of Toledo College of Law Professor Nicole Buonocore Porter co-edited a volume in the “Feminist Judgments” series, which rewrites federal court opinions from a feminist perspective.
Las Vegas Review Journal
April 24, 2020
As more people test positive for the coronavirus, companies face daunting decisions about how to protect sick employees’ identities under privacy laws while revealing critical health information that could protect other workers.
December 4, 2019
Historically, sexual harassment of casino employees in Las Vegas casinos was not unusual. Talk to any waitress or bartender and you’ll hear stories of harassment from bosses and customers. But since the news broke almost two years ago that Steve Wynn allegedly sexually harassed several employees, then was forced to resign – there have been earnest attempts to change that culture.
November 22, 2019
The changes, which were approved recently by both the Nevada Gaming Commission and the Gaming Control Board, attempt to address gaps in older regulations. But some argue they lack key specifics.

Articles Featuring Ann C. McGinley

Linda L. Berger and Ann C. McGinley
Research | February 8, 2019
Boyd professors contribute to Feminist Judgments series, exploring how key legal opinions might have differed if viewed through a feminist prism.
Ann McGinley
Research | September 15, 2016
Ann McGinley sees discrimination through the lens of masculinities theory.