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Nancy Hunt

Professor of Law and Practice
Director Washington DC Externship Experience
Caruso School of Law


Professor Hunt has directed the Washington Externship Semester since its inception in 2011, and developed each of the courses taught in that program, including Advanced Legal Writing, Lawyering in the Nation's Capital, and the Washington, DC, Clinical Law Workshop. She is the author of Lawyering in the Nation's Capital (2018), a textbook and legal-practice guide that highlights constitutional and other legal issues that arise in the work of attorneys across the three branches of government and in the specialized Washington private sector. The text is integral to the unique model for the Washington Semester, which incorporates doctrinal topics and advanced-writing techniques that bear directly on the work that Washington Semester students are completing in their externships, forming a comprehensive course of study where the student's classroom and fieldwork components are complementary. Professor Hunt also teaches administrative law and complex litigation.

Professor Hunt earned her BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated cum laude from Pepperdine Caruso Law. At Pepperdine, she served as editor-in-chief of the Pepperdine Law Review, received the Sorenson Award for the most outstanding student Law Review article submitted, and was awarded membership in the Order of Barristers for her work on Pepperdine's Moot Court, Trial, and Honors Trial Teams.

After graduation, Professor Hunt clerked for the Honorable Jonathan Steinberg on the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and subsequently practiced mortgage-banking litigation with the firm Weiner Brodsky Sidman Kider, PC in Washington, DC. Her firm practice in complex litigation focused on federal lending laws and regulations, as well as contract disputes and claims of fraud.

Professor Hunt is a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar and the California Bar, and she is also admitted to practice in various US District Courts. She is active pro bono counsel before the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, as a member of the Veterans Pro Bono Consortium.



  • J.D., Pepperdine University, 2001, cum laude
  • B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1996




  • Administrative Law
  • Legislative Process
  • Complex Litigation
  • Legal Writing
  • Clinical Law