Hon. William Matthew Byrne, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law
- International Trade
- Copyright Law
- Copyright and New Technologies
- International Intellectual Property
- Patent Law
- Trademark Law
- BA, Oberlin College
- JD, Harvard University
Prior to joining Loyola in 2013, Professor Justin Hughes taught at Cardozo Law School where he served as director of Cardozo’s Intellectual Property Program, 2004 through 2008, and founded the law school’s Indie Film Clinic, the first of its kind.
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. 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.
Professor Hughes is also a Visiting Professor on the Faculty of Law, Oxford University.
- www.justinhughes.net [past course syllabi, past exams, and libraries of materials from U.S. Government work]
- SSRN author’s page
Recent popular writings
- Biden decision on COVID vaccine patent waivers is more about global leadership than IP, USAToday, May 6, 2021
- How Biden's 'Buy American' plan is different from Trump's, The Hill, February 17, 2021
- If voting by mail is the future of voting, it’s wonderful, CalMatters, November 16, 2020
- Churches, cinemas, and the politics of COVID-19, CalMatters, June 12, 2020
- Acknowledging the public role in private drug development: lessons from remdesivir (with Arti Rai), STAT, May 8, 2020
- DayOne Project: Transition Document for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (with Margo A. Bagley, Sharon Barner, Brian Cassidy, Colleen V. Chien, Mark Allen Cohen, Ayala Deutsch, Ben Haber, Philip G. Hampton, David J. Kappos, Quentin Palfrey, Arti Rai, Teresa Stanek Rea, Robert Stoll, A. Christal Sheppard, Saurabh Vishnubhakat, and Stephen Yelderman), DAYONE FOUNDATION, November, 2020
- The Sub Rosa Rules of Copyright Infringement, 36 Arizona L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2021)
- Restating Copyright Law’s Originality Requirement, 44 Columbia J. L & Arts 383 (2021)
- The respective role of judges and juries in fair use determinations, 58 Houston L. Rev. 327 (2020)
- The Charming Betsy Canon, American Legal Doctrine, and Global Rule of Law, 2020 Vanderbilt J. of Trans. Law (2020)
- Gorgeous Photograph, Limited Copyright in The Routledge Companion to Copyright and Creativity in the 21st Century (Michelle Bogre and Naomi Wolff, eds., Francis/Routledge, forthcoming, 2020)
- Globalization, Revising the Terms of Trade, and the Return of ‘History,’ 14 Ohio. St. Bus. L. J. 15 (2019)
- Actors as Authors in American Copyright Law, 51 Connecticut L. Rev. 1 (2019)
- Non-Traditional Trademarks and the Dilemma of Aesthetic Functionality, in The Protection of Non-Traditional Marks: Critical Perspectives(Calboli and Senftleben, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2018)
- Landmark Trademarks, 52 Wake Forest Law Review 1163 (2017)
- Copyright and Distributive Justice, 92 Notre Dame L. Rev. 513 (2017) (with Robert Merges).
- Motion Pictures, Markets, and Copylocks, 23 George Mason L. Rev. 941 (2016)