Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Economic Freedom and Managing Editor
Kathleen Hunker is a senior policy analyst with the Center for Economic Freedom at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. She is also a managing editor of the Foundation’s research and publications.
During her time at the Foundation, Hunker has testified nearly two-dozen times before the Texas Legislature and has become a respected expert on the law surrounding consumer protection, property rights, and the Texas civil court system.
A Texan by choice, not birth, Hunker previously worked as a legal associate at the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies, where she conducted rigorous research and writing on a wide-range of federal and state cases in order to advance the Center’s mission of a constitutionally limited government.
The Claremont Institute selected her in 2014 for their prestigious John Marshall Fellowship on American political thought and jurisprudence.
Hunker graduated from Columbia University School of Law and the University College London with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Masters of Law (LL.M) respectively. She received her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Hofstra University.
A former editor for the Columbia Journal of European Law, Hunker has written for such publications as Forbes, Townhall.com, Breitbart Texas, and Ethika Politika, among others. Her legal research has also appeared in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy and the Cornell International Law Journal Online.
Hunker specializes in comparative constitutional law and natural rights.
- “Private Property Interrupted”
- “A Constitution Defined by Humility and the Rule of Law”
- “Women's Choices Start With Their Careers”
- “Unmasking Asbestos Fraud”
- “Capacity Markets Represent a Bad Bargain for Texas Consumers”
- Austin American-Statesman
- Breitbart Texas
- Raging Elephants Radio
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