Hurwitz Named Co-Director of the Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law Program at the College of Law

Hurwitz Named Co-Director of the Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law Program at the College of Law

    

Professor Justin (Gus) Hurwitz

Professor Justin (Gus) Hurwitz has been named the co-director of Nebraska Law’s Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law Program, effective January 1, 2017. Hurwitz will work alongside the program’s current director, Professor Matthew Schaefer and the program’s executive director Elsbeth Magilton, to continue growing the telecommunications and cyber components of the program as it continues into its second decade. 

While building on the foundation that is already in place, Hurwitz’s initiatives will focus largely on telecommunications and cyber law, including substantial focus on cybersecurity and interdisciplinary work at the intersection of law & policy.

“Gus has proven himself to be key in building the telecommunications and cyber aspects of our curriculum,” Interim Dean Richard Moberly said. “His willingness to champion initiatives aimed at growing this program will help move the College forward in these important fields.”

Hurwitz joined the College of Law faculty in 2013 as an assistant professor 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. In 2015 the National Law Journal named Hurwitz a Cyber Security & Data Privacy Trailblazer.