Pia M. Hunter

Associate Director for Research and Instruction
Teaching Professor, Law Library


Pia M. Hunter joined the law library faculty at the College of Law in 2018. She holds a JD from the University of Illinois College of Law and a Master of Science from the School of Information Science at the University of Illinois. Prior to joining the law library faculty, she served as Visiting Assistant Professor and Copyright and Reserve Services Librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where she researched and developed best practices for copyright and fair use for instruction for the UIC campus.

Throughout her career, Professor Hunter has advocated for fair use in higher education and open access to scholarly publishing. In 2013, she led the initiative to create Fair Use Week, an annual celebration that highlights the fair use doctrine and its significance to artists, students, faculty, librarians, journalists, and all users of copyrighted content. In 2018, the Harvard University Library and the Association of Research Libraries presented her with the first annual Fair Use Week Founders Award in honor of her achievement in the creation of Fair Use Week and her role as a scholar and leader in the promotion of fair use.


JD, MSLIS University of Illinois
BA Chicago State University

Areas of Expertise

Copyright and Fair Use

Legal Research