Professor of Law, Durham University

Clare McGlynn is a feminist legal scholar with particular expertise in the fields of rape law and policy, the legal regulation of pornography and the status of women in the legal profession.

Following qualification as a solicitor with City firm Herbert Smith, she took up a lectureship in law at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, before moving to a Readership at Durham University in 1999 and being appointed to a Chair in Law in 2004.

She co-founded the research group Gender & Law at Durham (GLAD) in 2007, which acts as a catalyst for gender-related research and teaching, and from 2007-2009 she was Deputy Head of the Law School.

She is currently Deputy Head of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health (Research) with specific responsibility for research strategy and the Research Excellence Framework (REF).


  • 1999–present
    Professor of Law, University of Durham