After graduating from Georgetown Law, Professor Hunter was a litigator and project director with the ACLU's national legal staff for nine years. She began her teaching career at Brooklyn Law School in 1990, and has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School and the University of Miami Law School. From 1993 to 1996, she was Deputy General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and later served as a member of the President's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry. During the Fall 2009 semester, Professor Hunter is the Interim Faculty Director of Georgetown's O’Neill Institute for Global and National Health Law. Professor Hunter is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine.
Professor Hunter teaches and writes in three areas: health law; state regulation of sexuality and gender; and procedure. Her most recent health law scholarship focuses on the intersection of that field with democratic theory and mechanisms of new governance. Professor Hunter's work in the area of sexuality and gender law has been published in many law journals, including the Michigan Law Review, the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, and the Georgetown Law Journal; and several of her articles have been selected for reprinting in anthologies. With William Eskridge, she wrote first casebook to conceptualize the field as embodying a dynamic relationship between state regulation, sexual practices, and gender norms. In the field of procedure, Professor Hunter is the author of The Power of Procedure, which has been widely adopted for law school use throughout the United States.