Dr Esther McGuinness

Head of School of Law

School of Law

Belfast campus

Room BC-07-222,
2-24 York Street,
BT15 1AP,
Head of School of Law

Dr Esther McGuinness


Dr Esther McGuinness is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Ulster University, a former Head of the Law School and founder and Co-Director of the Ulster University Law Clinic. She has 25+ years experience in the employment law field.

As Co-Director of the multi-award winning Ulster University Law Clinic, she supervises LLM Access to Justice students in providing pro-bono (free) services to claimants who might otherwise be unrepresented in the areas of social security and employment law and family law. The Clinic has offices in Belfast and at Magee.

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