B.A., Northwestern; J.D., Georgetown
Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law Nan Hunter brings expertise in constitutional law, feminist legal theory, federal court litigation and health law to the Georgetown faculty. From 2011 to 2016, she also served as Associate Dean for Georgetown’s LL.M. and S.J.D. programs, providing academic leadership for the law school’s graduate degree programs.
After herself graduating from Georgetown Law, Professor 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. In 1997, President Clinton appointed her to serve on the Presidential Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry. Professor Hunter is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.
Professor Hunter’s scholarship has been published in many law journals, and 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 scholarship focuses on social movements, including the ramifications of the same-sex marriage campaign for democratic theory. Her awards include the Pioneer of Courage award from the American Foundation for AIDS Research and the inaugural Edie Windsor Lifetime Achievement Award from Equality Florida.
Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals
Book Chapters & Collected Works
"NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week," coverage in the Chattanooga Times Free Press, March 25, 2023, featuring Professor Nan Hunter.
"Justice Barrett Rises to Top of Increasingly Conservative Judiciary," coverage by The New York Times, October 27, 2020, featuring Professor Nan Hunter.
"Ginsburg’s death leaves LGBTQ rights on Supreme Court vulnerable to religious claims," coverage by the Washington Blade, September 23, 2020, quoting Professor Nan Hunter.
"Supreme Court Should Reject New, Anti-Textualist ‘Evidence’ Regarding Title VII’s Prohibition On ‘Sex’ Discrimination," coverage by Jurist, March 15, 2020, featuring Professor of Law Nan D. Hunter.