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Nancy Hunt

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


Professor Hunt graduated cum laude from Pepperdine Caruso Law in 2001. 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.

Professor Hunt has directed the Washington Externship Semester since its inception in 2011, and developed each of the courses taught in the Washington Semester. She teaches 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 for the course of the same name.

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


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



  • Legal Writing
  • Clinical Law