Justin “Gus” Hurwitz
Assistant Professor of Law and Co-Director of Space, Cyber, and Telecom Law Program
University of Nebraska College of Law
Professor Justin (Gus) Hurwitz joined the University of Nebraska College of Law faculty in 2013. His work builds on his background in law, technology, and economics to consider the interface between law and technology and the role of regulation in high-tech industries. He has a particular expertise in telecommunications law and technology, including data- and cybersecurity, and was recognized as a Cyber Security & Data Privacy Trailblazer by the National Law Journal. His work has appeared in the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review, as well as the George Mason University, University of Connecticut, University of Iowa, Michigan State University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, and other law review and journals.
He is the Co-Director of the Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law Program, focusing on the Cyber and Telecommunications components of the program. Since joining the College of Law Faculty, his work has been cited by the FCC in its 2015 Open Internet Order, Judge Williams in his dissent to the DC Circuit’s affirmance of that Order, and Senator John Thune at the introduction of the MOBILE NOW Act. He has testified before the Senate Commerce Committee on video regulation, participated in roundtable discussions hosted by the FCC, presented to the United States Army’s 7th Signal Command on the technological challenges of cybersecurity regulation, and presented to German and Colombian competition regulators on topics including net neutrality and telecommunications competition policy.
Professor Hurwitz previously was the inaugural Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition (CTIC), prior to which he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at George Mason University Law School. From 2007–2010 he was a Trial Attorney with the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division in the Telecommunications and Media Enforcement Section.
Professor Hurwitz has a background in technology having worked at Los Alamos National Lab and interned at the Naval Research Lab prior to law school. During this time his work was recognized by organizations such as the Federal Laboratory Consortium, R&D Magazine, Los Alamos National Lab, IEEE & ACM, and the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California. In addition, he held an Internet2 Land Speed World Record with the Guinness Book of World Records.
Professor Hurwitz received his JD from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an articles editor on the Chicago Journal of International Law and received Olin and MVP2 law and economics scholarships. He also holds an MA in Economics from George Mason University. He received his BA from St. John’s College.