Justin (Gus) Hurwitz is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he specializes in telecommunications and technology law, high-tech industry regulation, and cybersecurity. He is concurrently an assistant professor of law at the University of Nebraska College of Law, where he codirects the Space, Cyber, and Telecom program. He is also affiliated with the International Center for Law and Economics and a member of the Board of Academic Advisors of The Free State Foundation.

Mr. Hurwitz has served in government and academia, including as a trial attorney with the Telecommunications and Media Enforcement Section in the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice and as a fellow with the Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

He has testified before Congress and presented before the Federal Communications Commission. In addition, his writings have appeared in numerous law reviews and legal journals, and he has been published in the popular press, including RealClearMarkets.com and InsideSources.com. He has been quoted by Communications Daily, and his broadcast interviews include Marketplace.

Mr. Hurwitz has a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, an M.A. in economics from George Mason University, and a B.A. from St. John’s College.


  • Codirector, Space, Cyber, and Telecom program, 2017–present; Assistant Professor of Law, University of Nebraska College of Law, 2013–present
  • Affiliate, International Center for Law and Economics, 2013–present
  • Member, Board of Academic Advisors, The Free State Foundation, 2013–present
  • Thomas Edison Innovation Fellow, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, 2013–14; Visiting Assistant Professor, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, 2011
  • Fellow, Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2011–13
  • Trial Attorney, Telecommunications and Media Enforcement Section, Antitrust Division, US Department of Justice, 2007–10
  • Research Assistant to Professor Richard Epstein, University of Chicago Law School, 2005–06
  • Undergraduate and Graduate (Technical) Research Assistant, Computer, Computational, and Statistical Sciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2002–04


J.D., University of Chicago Law School
M.A., economics, George Mason University
B.A., St. John’s College