Justin Hughes in his office


Faculty of Law

St. Cross Building,
St. Cross Road
Oxford OX1 3UL


Justin Hughes is the Hon. William Matthew Byrne Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, where he teaches courses in intellectual property and international trade. 

From 2009 until 2013, Professor Hughes also served in the Obama Administration as Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property. In that capacity, he was the US chief negotiator for two multilateral treaties, the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances (2012) and the Marrakesh Treaty 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. Professor Hughes has also done volunteer democracy development work in Albania, Bosnia, El Salvador, Haiti, and Mali. 


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Journal Article (25)

J. Hughes, 'Landmark Trademarks' (2017) Wake Forest Law Review 1163
DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.2946245

Chapter (4)

J. Hughes, 'Gorgeous Photograph, Limited Copyright ' in Michelle Bogre and Naomi Wolff (eds), The Routledge Companion to Copyright and Creativity in the 21st Century (Routledge 2020)
DOI: 10.4324/9781315658445-12

Internet Publication (1)

Research projects