Justin Hughes is the Hon. William Matthew Byrne Professor of Law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where he teaches international trade and intellectual property courses. From 2002 until 2013, he taught at Cardozo Law School in New York. From 2009 until 2013, Professor Hughes also served as Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property. In that capacity, he was chief negotiator for the US at the Diplomatic Conferences that completed the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances (2012) and the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Printed Works for the Blind (2013).
Educated at Oberlin and Harvard, Professor Hughes practiced international arbitration in Paris and, as a Henry Luce Scholar, clerked for the Lord President of the Supreme Court of Malaysia. From 2006-2009, he was Chairman of the Technicolor/Thomson Foundation for Film and Television Heritage. At Cardozo, he founded the school’s Indie Film Clinic. Professor Hughes has also done democracy development work in Albania, Bosnia, El Salvador, Haiti, and Mali.