Nan Hunter has served since January 2011 as Associate Dean for Georgetown’s LL.M. and S.J.D. programs. As Associate Dean, she oversees all academic and management questions related to the two programs. Dean Hunter is also a tenured member of the Georgetown Law faculty.

After herself graduating from Georgetown Law, Dean Hunter specialized in constitutional and civil rights law as a member of the national legal staff of the American Civil Liberties Union in New York. She has taught as a full-time or visiting professor at Brooklyn Law School, Harvard Law School, the University of Miami Law School, and UCLA Law School, in addition to Georgetown. From 1993 to 1996, she was Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dean Hunter is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine.

Dean Hunter’s primary scholarship has spanned three areas: state regulation of sexuality and gender, health law, and procedure.  Her work has been published in many law journals, and several of her articles have been selected for reprinting in anthologies. With William Eskridge, she wrote the first casebook to conceptualize sexuality and gender law as embodying a dynamic relationship between state regulation, sexual practices, and gender norms. Her most recent health law scholarship focuses on the intersection of health care systems with democratic theory. Her awards include the Pioneer of Courage award from the American Foundation for AIDS Research.



Nan D. Hunter, The Law of Emergencies: Public Health and Disaster Management (Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann 2d ed. 2018). [BOOK]
Nan D. Hunter, William N. Eskridge, Jr. & Courtney G. Joslin, Sexuality, Gender, and the Law (St. Paul, Minn.: Foundation Press 4th ed. 2018). [BOOK]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Nan D. Hunter, Civil Rights 3.0, in A Nation of Widening Opportunities: The Civil Rights Act at Fifty 46-69 (Ellen D. Katz & Samuel R. Bagenstos eds., Ann Arbor, Mich.: Michigan Publishing 2015). [Gtown Law] [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Nan D. Hunter, Varieties of Constitutional Experience: Democracy and the Marriage Equality Campaign, 64 UCLA L. Rev. 1662-1726 (2017). [Gtown Law] [SSRN]

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Amici Curiae Brief of Scholars Who Study the Transgender Population in Support of Respondent, Gloucester Cty. Sch. Bd. v. G.G., No. 16-273 (U.S. Mar. 2, 2017).