Gus Hurwitz

Director of Law & Economics Programs

Justin (Gus) Hurwitz is the director of law & economics programs at the International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE) and a senior fellow and academic director of the Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.

He was previously a full professor and founding director of the Governance & Technology Center at the University of Nebraska. Prior to that he was the inaugural research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition (CTIC) and a visiting assistant professor at George Mason University Law School. From 2007–2010 he was a trial attorney with the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) Antitrust Division in the Telecommunications and Media Enforcement Section.

Hurwitz has a background in technology. Prior to law school, he held undergraduate and graduate research positions at Los Alamos National Lab and interned at the Naval Research Lab. 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. Most importantly, while at Los Alamos, he was part of a team that held the Internet2 Land Speed World Record with the Guinness Book of World Records.

Hurwitz received his JD from the University of Chicago Law School, where he received Olin and MVP2 law and economics scholarships, as well as a master’s in economics from George Mason University. He received his bachelor’s from St. John’s College.