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Hannibal Travis

Professor of Law


Education & CV

  • J.D., Harvard Law School
  • B.A., Washington University
Curriculum Vitae


  • Antitrust
  • Comparative Law
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • First Amendament
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Human Rights
  • Internet Law
  • Media Law



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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 and UC Berkeley.  After law school, he clerked for the Hon. Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr. at the United States District Court in Los Angeles, California.

Professor Travis is the author of Platform Neutrality Rights: AI Censors and the Future of Freedom (Routledge, forthcoming 2024), and Copyright Class Struggle: Creative Economies in a Social Media Age (Cambridge University Press, 2018), and the editor of Harmonizing Intellectual Property Law for a Trans-Atlantic Knowledge Economy (with Peter Mezei and Anett Pogácsás, Brill forthcoming 2024) and Cyberspace Law: Censorship and Regulation of the Internet (Routledge, 2013).  He has also published works on copyright law, intellectual property remedies, patent reform, the freedom of expression, antitrust law, and net neutrality, including articles in the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal, American University Law Review, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Miami Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Tulane Law Review, Villanova Law Review, and Yale Journal of Law and Technology.  He has contributed to symposia and edited volumes on the international and comparative law of copyright and performers’ rights, including a piece on software contracts and copyright that was selected by West Group as one of the best articles relating to intellectual property law that was published in 2010. An article of his on intellectual property remedies was selected by West Group as one of the best articles relating to intellectual property law that was published in 2019.  He co-directs the Intellectual Property Certificate Program.

Professor Travis has also published widely on genocide, cultural survival, and human rights. His work in this area has appeared in edited volumes from the University of Pennsylvania Press, Rutgers University Press, Routledge, Palgrave, Berghahn, and Bloomsbury; the international law journals of the Cornell, Washington University, and Brooklyn law schools; and specialty journals such as the International Journal of Middle East Studies, the Middle East Quarterly, Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal (twice), and Genocide Studies International (three times).  He is the editor of The Assyrian Genocide: Cultural and Political Legacies (Routledge, 2018), and the author of Genocide, Ethnonationalism, and the United Nations: Exploring the Causes of Mass Killing Since 1945 (Routledge, 2012) and Genocide in the Middle East: The Ottoman Empire, Iraq, and Sudan (Carolina Academic Press, 2010). He has served as an editorial advisory board member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal and Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal (the journal of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, continued via University of Toronto Press and the Zoryan Institute as Genocide Studies International), and on the book review panel of the Journal of Genocide Research. He has coached or co-coached FIU’s Jessup International Law Moot Court team, Lefkowitz Trademark Law Moot Court team, BMI Copyright Law Moot Court team, and Cyber 9/12 team. ​

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