James B. Hughes Jr., Esq.
James B. Hughes, Jr. has been a member of the Emory Law School faculty since 1992. Additionally, he currently serves as the Law School’s Vice Dean and previously served as the Law School’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. He teaches in the areas of Real Estate and Professional Responsibility. Prior to joining the Emory Law faculty, Professor Hughes was a partner in the law firm of Arnall, Golden & Gregory (1987-1988), and the law firm formerly known as Trotter, Smith & Jacobs (1988-1992). Professor Hughes’ primary practice area is commercial real estate finance and development.
Professor Hughes received his B.S. in Marketing from the University of Connecticut in 1976, and his J.D. from the Yale Law School in 1979, where he was an Earl Warren Legal Training Fund Scholar. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Atlanta Bar Association, and the Gate City Bar Association.
Among his various areas of community involvement, Professor Hughes currently serves on the Board of the City of Atlanta and Fulton County Recreation Authority, and as a member of the Formal Advisory Opinion Board of the State Bar of Georgia.