Hannibal Travis

Hannibal Travis, Esq., of counsel to Leeds Brown Law, PC.

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Hannibal Travis is a graduate of Harvard Law School, magna cum laude. He worked as an aide (a law clerk) to a federal judge in Los Angeles, CA, and gained extensive experience there in the administration of federal motions, mediations, and settlements. He is admitted to practice law in California (since 1999) and in New York (since 2002). He has consulted with prominent law firms who advise a variety of clients on matters of advertising and trademark law, antitrust and competition law, securities and class-action law, copyright and digitization law, patent and administrative law appeals, and civil rights and constitutional law.

He has also published book chapters with Oxford university press USA/Oceana imprint, Routledge, Transaction Publishers, and the University of Pennsylvania Press. He has served as a visiting fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, researching advertising, entertainment, and cyberspace law.

Hannibal is active Professor of Law at Florida International University College of Law. His teaching focuses on intellectual property, internet law and copyright law.


  • J.D., 1999 Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
  • B.A., 1996 Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Mr. Travis’ publications include the book:

  • Cyberspace Law: Censorship and Regulation of the Internet (Abingdon/London:Routledge) (editor)

As well as other scholarly publications:

Litigation, the Internet, and Intellectual Property Rights

  • 2016 Free Speech Institutions and Fair Use of Copyrighted Work: A New Agenda for Copyright Reform, 33 Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal 673
  • 2016 The Economics of Book Digitization and the Google Books Litigation, in Research Handbook on E-Commerce (John Rothchild ed., Edward Elgar Publishing) (forthcoming)
  • 2015 Myths of the Internet as the Death of Old Media, 43 American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal 1-68
  • 2014 Patent Alienability and Its Discontents, 17 Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property Law 109
  • 2014 WIPO and the American Constitution: Thoughts on a New Treaty Relating to Actors and Musicians, 16 Vanderbilt J. of Entertainment and Technology Law 45

Genocide and Human Rights, Law and Politics

  • 2016 When the UN Fails to Prevent Genocide: Legal, Political, and Religious Factors, in The United Nations and Genocide (Deborah Mayerson ed., Palgrave Macmillan)
  • 2015 Reparations for Mass Atrocities as a Path to Peace: After Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, Can Victims Seek Relief at the International Criminal Court?, 40 Brooklyn International Law Journal 548
  • 2012 Wargaming the Arab Spring: Predicting Likely Outcomes and Crafting U.N. Responses, 46 Cornell International Law Journal 75-143 (forthcoming)

Shorter Works on Consumer Issues and Business Law

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