Gus Hurwitz is an assistant professor of law and co-director of the Space, Cyber & Telecom Law Program at the University of Nebraska College of law. 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.
His work has appeared in journals including the George Mason, Iowa, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania Law Reviews, the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, and the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review. He has been cited by the DC Circuit Court of Appeals (albeit in dissent), US Senators, FCC Commissioners, and was recognized as a Cyber Security & Data Privacy Trailblazer by the National Law Journal. He has testified before Congress, 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 international regulatory agencies.
He started his academic career as a visiting assistant professor at George Mason University Law School, after which he did a fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania Law School before moving to the University of Nebraska. He was previously a Trial Attorney with the Department of Justice Antitrust Division and a researcher in a computer and computational sciences section at Los Alamos National Lab.
He received his JD from the University of Chicago Law School and holds an MA in Economics from George Mason University. He received his BA from St. John’s College.