Immediately after graduation from law school, Dean McGuire was appointed as assistant county attorney in Johnson County, where she concentrated in violent crime prosecution, particularly sexual and domestic assault and child abuse. She served in that capacity from 1982-1990, and as First Assistant County Attorney from 1986-1990.
From 1989 until 1996, McGuire was a visiting and adjunct professor at the University of Iowa Law College, teaching constitutional law, criminal law, family law, domestic abuse law, and trial advocacy. She has supervised the Prosecutor Intern Program at the law school from 1983 to 2012.
In 1996, McGuire was appointed Dean of Students at the law college. In that capacity, she oversaw all aspects of student affairs, including administering academic regulations and academic advising, supervising exam administration, arranging class and exam accommodations for students with disabilities, counseling students about academic, professional and personal matters, administering the academic dishonesty policy, staffing student affairs' committees, and administering the orientation and faculty advising programs. In 2007, she was appointed Associate Dean for Civic Engagement. In that capacity, she oversaw the important tasks of enhancing our outreach to the state and directing the Citizen Lawyer Program, which develops public service and service learning opportunities for our students. McGuire has been a consultant and trainer in domestic abuse law, having worked with judges, lawyers, police, probation officers, and lay victim advocates. She has authored or edited a number of publications on the topic.
BS, State University of New York, College at Oneonta, 1970
MA, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1971
JD, University of Iowa College of Law, 1982, Order of the Coif