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About Hannibal Travis

Hannibal Travis teaches and conducts research in the fields of cyberlaw, intellectual property, antitrust, international and comparative law, and human rights. He joined FIU after several years practicing intellectual property and Internet law at O’Melveny & Myers in San Francisco, California, and at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York. He has also served as the Irving Cypen Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Florida, a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at Villanova University, and a Visiting Fellow at Oxford. He graduated summa cum laude in philosophy from Washington University, where he was named to Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as a teaching assistant in philosophy classes taught at Harvard College. After law school, Professor Travis clerked for the United States District Court in Los Angeles, California. Professor Travis has published articles on copyright, trademark, and antitrust law in a variety of journals and books, including books from Cambridge University Press and Elgar, and journals from the University of California, the University of Miami, and Notre Dame University. He has also published works on antitrust law, telecommunications law, and net neutrality in books from Routledge and in law journals from American University, Santa Clara University, and Yale University.

His works on software and Internet innovations and copyright law have twice been selected by West Group as one of the best articles relating to intellectual property law, in 2010 and 2019. Professor Travis has also published widely on genocide, cultural survival, and human rights. He is currently an editorial advisory board member of the American Intellectual Property Law Quarterly and of Genocide Studies International (University of Toronto Press), and has served as a peer reviewer for manuscripts submitted to Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Edinburgh University Press, Routledge, and Genocide Studies and Prevention (the journal of the International Association of Genocide Scholars). He has coached FIU’s Jessup International Law Moot Court team, Lefkowitz Trademark Law Moot Court team, and BMI Copyright Law Moot Court team. He is a member of the Copyright Society of the USA and the American Law and Economics Association.


Present Professor of Law, Florida International University College of Law
Present Visiting Fellow, Summer 2009, Oxford Internet Institute

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • magna cum laude, Harvard Law School
  • summa cum laude, Washington University (St. Louis)


  • Intellectual Property
  • Antitrust
  • International and Comparative Law

Contact Information

Florida International University
College of Law
11200 SW 8th Street RDB 2067
Miami, FL 33199

Ph: 305.348.8371


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