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.



William N. Eskridge, Jr., Nan D. Hunter & Courtney G. Joslin, Sexuality, Gender, and the Law (Eagan, Minn.: Foundation Press 5th ed. 2023). [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Nan D. Hunter, Family, Religion and the Constitution: Penumbras of Sovereignty, 35 J. Am. Acad. Matrimonial Law. 571-587 (2023). [W] [L]
Nan D. Hunter, In Search of Equality for Women: From Suffrage to Civil Rights, 59 Duq. L. Rev. 125-166 (2021).
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Nan D. Hunter, Reconstructing Liberty, Equality, and Marriage: The Missing Nineteenth Amendment Argument, 108 Geo. L.J. (19th Amend.) 73-104 (2020).
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Book Chapters & Collected Works

Nan D. Hunter, Feminism, Sexuality and the Law, in Research Handbook on Feminist Jurisprudence 138-164 (Robin L. West & Cynthia Grant Bowman eds., Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar 2019).