About The Center

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About the Center

The Nebraska Governance and Technology Center studies the ever-changing relationship between law and technology – how the law can regulate technology and how new technologies affect what the law can do.

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Our Mission

With the advent of modern telecommunications, the transistor, the computer, and the Internet each have led to new challenges and changes to the law. Studying the challenges of technology governance is a fundamentally interdisciplinary endeavor. The problems of technology governance occur inside multiple silos. The law of tomorrow is already present in the technology of today. And this law looks, feels, and operates differently than that which we are familiar with. To best tackle today's current and future issues, the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center (NGTC) is composed of a team of faculty, students, and researchers across the University of Nebraska.

The NGTC is housed in the Nebraska College of Law, and legal questions serve as a coordinating function for research and other academic programming. The mission is an inherently interdisciplinary endeavor engaging in active governance related research with researchers representing the College of Law, and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Colleges of Business, Engineering, and Journalism each studying the challenges of technology governance.

To conduct this research the NGTC sponsors both internal and external initiatives, including multimedia content, student and faculty fellowship programs, student externship funding, roundtables, workshops, visiting speakers and general research funding opportunities.

Learn More About Our SupportView a PDF of our Annual Report

NGTC Research Partners


The Center brings together four colleges from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to conduct critical and timely research head-quartered at the Nebraska College of Law.

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College of Business
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College of Engineering
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College of Journalism
and Mass Communications
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College of Law

Our Team

Gus Hurwitz

Menard Director

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ghurwitz@unl.edu

Gus Hurwitz bio

Elsbeth Magilton

Executive Director

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elsbeth@unl.edu

Elsbeth Magilton bio

Justin Firestone

Distinguished Fellow | Faculty

justin.firestone@unl.edu

Justin Firestone bio

Kyle Langvardt

Faculty

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Kyle Langvardt bio

A. Christal Sheppard

Distinguished Fellow | Faculty

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A. Christal Sheppard bio

Elana Zeide

Faculty

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Elana Zeide bio

Lysandra Márquez

Creative Media Strategist

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lysandra@unl.edu

Lysandra Márquez bio

Neil Rutledge

Research Associate

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neil.rutledge@unl.edu

Neil Rutledge bio

Adina Choat

Center Coordinator

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adina.choat@unl.edu

Adina Choat bio