Assistant Teaching Professor, Law Library
University of Illinois College of Law
Pia M. Hunter is a Research and Instruction Librarian and Teaching Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois College of Law. 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. 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.