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Justin Hughes teaches intellectual property and international trade courses at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where he is the William H. Hannon Professor of Law.   

Prior to joining the Loyola faculty, Professor Hughes taught at Cardozo Law School in New York, where students selected him for best professor awards in 2006, 2009, 2010, and 2011.  He was founder of Cardozo’s Indie Film Clinic, the first of its kind, and remains a Senior Lecturer at Cardozo.

From 2009 through 2013, Professor Hughes also worked in the Obama Administration as Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property. In that capacity he was the United States chief negotiator for the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances (2012) and the Marrakesh Treaty for the Blind (2013).  

In the 1990s, Professor Hughes did volunteer work in democracy development in Latin America, west Africa, and the Balkans.  From 2005 to 2009, he served as chairman of the Technicolor/Thomson Foundation for Film and Television Heritage, headquartered in Paris.

Professor Hughes is the author of many articles on intellectual property, internet law, international arbitration, and linguistics.  He has practiced law in Paris and Los Angeles. As a Henry Luce Scholar, he clerked for the Lord President of the Malaysian Supreme Court in Kuala Lumpur.  He was educated at Oberlin and Harvard.