Heather Hughes

Professor of Law

Office: Room 474
Phone: 202-274-4311
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Heather Hughes teaches in the areas of commercial law and property. Her research focuses on complex commercial transactions, the Uniform Commercial Code, property law, and private law theory. Before joining the faculty at WCL, Professor Hughes was an assistant professor at Florida International University College of Law in Miami. She practiced in the business department at Morrison & Foerster, LLP in San Francisco, and the commercial transactions group at a small, private firm in Denver. Professor Hughes is a fellow at the Center for Law, Economics, and Finance, (C-LEAF) at George Washington University School of Law, Washington, D.C.



Areas of Specialization

  • Secured Transactions
  • Property Law
  • Commercial and Related Consumer Law

Degrees & Universities

  • J.D., Harvard Law School 1998 (cum laude)
  • B.A., University of Chicago 1995 (History, General and Departmental Honors)