Professor Nan Seuffert
BA Virginia JD (magna cum laude) Boston LLM (Hons) Well LLM JSD Columbia
Professor Nan Seuffert teaches and researches in the areas of critical legal theory, law and history, race, gender sexuality and the law, and securities regulation. She has published in refereed law journals and book collections in England, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Recent publications include a book with Ashgate Publishing Ltd titled Jurisprudence of National Identity, 'Reproducing Empire in Same Sex Relationship Recognition and Immigration Law Reform' in Kim Brookes and Robert Leckey (eds) Queer Theory: Law, Culture, Empire (New York: Routledge, 2010), 'Same Sex Immigration: Domestication and Homonormativity' in Simone Wong and Anne Bottomley (eds) Changing Contours of Domestic Life, Family and Law: Caring and Sharing (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2009), Reflections on Transgender Immigration' (2009) 18(2) Griffith Law Review 429, 'Jurisdiction and Nation Building: Tall Tales in Nineteenth Century Aotearoa New Zealand' in Shaun McVeigh (ed), The Jurisprudence of Jurisdiction (London: Routledge, 2007), ' 'Civil Unions and National Identity in Law and Policy in Aotearoa New Zealand' (2006) 37(2) VUWLR 281-306 and 'Nation as Partnership: Law, "Race," and Gender in Aotearoa New Zealand's Treaty Settlements' (2005) 39(3) American Law & Society Review 485-526.
Nan has been a resident fellow at the University of California Humanities Research Institute, a visitor at the University of Kent Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality, and a member of a number of international research projects that analyse gender, race, sexuality and the law, including workshops funded by the Onati International Institute for the Sociology of Law and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Nan has been an invited speaker at conferences, seminars and symposia in the United States, Canada, England and Australia. She is on the editorial and advisory boards of Law and Literature (University of California Press), Law Text Culture (University of Sydney), the Legal Education Review, and Sexualis Lex (Federation Press, Australia). She is also on the Advisory Board of the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies at the University of British Columbia.
Nan has held a number of faculty and University administrative and management roles over the last decade, including Acting Dean, Acting Associate Dean, Acting Deputy Dean, Associate Dean Research and Graduate, Director of Graduate Programmes, Director of Undergraduate Programmes and Director of International Relations. She is currently an elected Professorial representative on Academic Board.
Nan teaches Contracts, Corporate Securities and Finance Law, National and International Securities Regulation and Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Law. In the past she has also taught Jurisprudence, Law and Society, Domestic Violence and Feminist Legal Theory. Her publications in the area of pedagogy include Reflections on Teaching Law in Context: Surrogacy and Baby M, (1994) 2 Australian Feminist Law Journal 99 (with Stephanie Milroy) and Lawyering and Domestic Violence: Feminist Pedagogies Meet Feminist Theories (1994) 10(2) Otago Women's Studies Journal 63.
Prior to joining Te Piringa - Faculty of Law Nan practiced commercial law at Foley, Hoag & Eliot in Boston. She has been admitted to practice in New York, Massachusetts and Colorado.