Nan D. Hunter, Legal Scholarship Director
Nan D. Hunter serves as Legal Scholarship Director at the Williams Institute. At her home institution of Georgetown University Law Center, she is Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Professor of Law. Dean Hunter writes primarily in two fields: state regulation of sexuality and health law. She co-authored the casebook “Sexuality, Gender and the Law,” now in its third edition. Her articles in both fields have appeared in the Michigan Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, the Georgetown Law Journal, the Minnesota Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, and the NYU Law Review, among others.
Before beginning her teaching career, Dean Hunter founded the LGBT Rights and AIDS Projects at the national ACLU headquarters in New York. From 1993 to 1996 she served as Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where she was involved in the legal aspects of the effort to enact health reform and other health law issues, including consumer remedies in managed care. In 1997, she was appointed to the President’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry. Dean Hunter is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine.
Dean Hunter received the Pioneer of Courage award from the American Foundation for AIDS Research and the first Dan Bradley award from the National LGBT Bar Association. She blogs at hunter of justice.