Hugh C. Hansen

Hugh C. Hansen is a professor of law at Fordham University, where his focus is on a legal realist understanding of how courts, agencies, Congress, and the private sector interact with intellectual-property law and each other. He founded and directs the Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law and Policy and the Emily C. and John E. Hansen IP Institute.

Hugh clerked for Judge Inzer B. Wyatt in the U.S. Southern District of New York and then Judge Murray I. Gurfein in the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals . He was also a litigation associate with Dewey Ballantine Busby and Bush and an assistant U.S. attorney in the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

He received his bachelor’s from Rutgers University, his JD from Georgetown University Law Center, and his LLM from Yale Law School.