Justin HughesProfessor of Law
BA, Oberlin College
JD, Harvard University
Prior to joining Loyola in 2013, Hughes taught at Cardozo Law School since 2000. There the students voted him best professor in 2000, 2006, 2009 and 2010. Also, he was the director of the Intellectual Property Program from 2004 through 2008. In addition, Hughes founded and directed the Indie Film Clinic at Cardozo, which was the first of its kind.
Before teaching, Hughes handled intellectual property policy for the Clinton Administration. He also served as chairman of the Technicolor Thomson Foundation for Film and Television Heritage, headquartered in Paris from 2005 to 2009. As a Henry Luce Scholar, he clerked for the Lord President of the Supreme Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hughes was formerly a policy expert in the U.S. Department of Commerce (USPTO), where he was at the center of a wide variety of national and international policy debates. His areas of expertise in intellectual property include the Internet, WIPO copyright treaties, database protection, geographic indications and audiovisual performers' rights.
In the 1990s, Hughes did volunteer work in democracy development in Latin America, West Africa and the Balkans, including serving as deputy producer for the first televised presidential debates in Bosnia following the Dayton Peace Accords.
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