Justin Hughes

Professor Justin Hughes
Justin Hughes, Hon. William Matthew Byrne, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law; Visiting Professor, Faculty of Law, Oxford University

Hon. William Matthew Byrne, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law
Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics


Courses Taught

  • 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.


Recent popular writings

Recent projects

  • 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

Recent scholarship