Gus Hurwitz

Director of Law & Economics Programs

Justin (Gus) Hurwitz is the Director of Law & Economics Programs at ICLE. He is also a Senior Fellow and Academic Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.

He is a legal academic whose 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 particular expertise in telecommunications law and technology, including data- and cybersecurity, and his work has appeared in various law journals and other publications. His work has been used by administrative agencies, cited in judicial opinions, and referenced by federal legislators, and he has addressed both American and other governmental and regulatory agencies.

Professor Hurwitz received his JD from the University of Chicago Law School where he received Olin and MVP2 law and economics scholarships as well as an MA in Economics from George Mason University. He received his BA from St. John’s College. Professor Hurwitz 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 United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division in the Telecommunications and Media Enforcement Section.

Professor 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 important, 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.