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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Las Vegas Review Journal
Several Southern Nevada restaurants, including Bouchon Las Vegas by celebrity chef Thomas Keller, are being accused of sexual harassment in four lawsuits filed this week by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Las Vegas Aces fans stood and cheered as their former star Dearica Hamby took the court at Michelob Ultra Arena in May. Wearing the purple jacket of the Los Angeles Sparks, she hugged Aces owner Mark Davis. That night, which was the last time the Sparks played the Aces this season, Hamby was the first player to receive her championship ring to commemorate her former team's 2022 WNBA title.
Verywell Health
In early September, President Biden announced a comprehensive six-part COVID-19 plan to ensure that more eligible Americans get vaccinated.
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In early September, President Biden announced a comprehensive six-part COVID-19 plan to ensure that more eligible Americans get vaccinated.

Articles Featuring Ann C. McGinley

Spooky season at UNLV (Becca Schwartz\UNLV).
Campus News | November 1, 2023

A collection of news stories focused on research, expert insights, and academic achievement.

Graduation surprise
Campus News | August 1, 2023

News stories from the summer featuring UNLV students and faculty.

A researcher working in the lab of the Chambers-Grundy Center for Transformative Neuroscience
Campus News | October 7, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring collaboration and reflection at UNLV.

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.