Justin Hughes

Visiting Professor


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.