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 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 member of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology and the Harvard Human Rights Journal, and as a teaching assistant in 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 the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Hofstra Law Review, the Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA, Notre Dame Law Review, Pepperdine Law Review, University of Miami Law Review, Virginia Journal of Law and Technology, and Yale Journal of Law and Technology. He has also published works on antitrust law, telecommunications law, and net neutrality in American University Law Review, Hofstra Law Review, and Santa Clara Law Review.
His works have focused on the intellectual property implications of new technologies and user-generated content, as well as antitrust law as applied to broadband and Wi-Fi Internet access markets. His work on the copyright liability of Internet service providers in the U.S. and the European Union has been published in Europe, and his article on Google and intellectual property was selected by West Group as one of the best articles relating to intellectual property law that was published in 2008. Courts and commentators frequently cite his research, ranging from the U.S. Court of Appeals to the authors of more than 15 books and dozens of law review articles. Professor Travis has book chapters forthcoming from Oxford University Press, the University of Uppsala Press, and Transaction Publishers. He has also published widely on genocide and human rights, including book chapters selected for publication by Oxford University Press and the University of Pennsylvania Press, and is the author of the first comprehensive history of physical and cultural genocide in the Middle East and North Africa, entitled ‘Genocide in the Middle East: The Ottoman Empire, Iraq, and Sudan’ (Carolina Academic Press, 2010). He is a former editorial board member of Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal, a former advisory board member of the Journal of Genocide Research, a former advisory board member of the Institute for Genocide Awareness and Applied Research, and a current editorial board member of the Journal of Assyrian Academic Studies. He has coached FIU’s Jessup International Law Moot Court team, which in its first appearance placed fifth in the 2008 Southeast Regional out of a 23-team field.