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About Jimmy Gurule

Jimmy Gurulé is an internationally known expert in the field of international criminal law, specifically, terrorism, terrorist financing, and anti-money laundering. Professor Gurulé concentrates his teaching and scholarship in the areas of criminal law, teaching courses in international criminal law, white collar crime, terrorism law, and criminal and forensic evidence. He co-authored International Criminal Law (Carolina Academic Press) (4th ed. 2013); Criminal and Forensic Evidence (LexisNexis) (forthcoming 4th ed. 2013); Complex Criminal Litigation: Prosecuting Drug Enterprises and Organized Crime (forthcoming 3rd ed. 2013); Principles of Counter-Terrorism Law (Thompson-West 2011); and Unfunding Terror: The Legal Response to the Financing of Global Terrorism (Edward Elgar 2008).

A member of the Utah State Bar since 1980, Professor Gurulé has worked in a variety of high-profile public law enforcement positions. These include Under Secretary for Enforcement, U.S. Department of the Treasury (2001-2003), where he had oversight responsibilities for the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Customs Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF), Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC); Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice (1990-1992); and Assistant U.S. Attorney, where he served as Deputy Chief of the Major Narcotics Section of the Los Angeles U.S. Attorney’s Office (1985-1989). Among his many successes in law enforcement, Professor Gurulé was instrumental in developing and implementing the U.S. Treasury Department’s global strategy to combat terrorist financing. He also engineered the conviction of those responsible for torturing and brutally murdering a Drug Enforcement Administration special agent in Mexico.  

An internationally recognized expert in the fields of terrorist financing and anti-money laundering, Professor Gurulé has delivered lectures on these subjects before: the Italian Banker’s Association, Milan, Italy; Military Center for Strategic Studies, Rome, Italy; Austrian Defense Academy, Vienna, Austria; Euroforum, Madrid, Spain; World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland; Indian Banker’s Association, Calcutta, India; Institute for International Bankers, New York City, and Comandancia de la Policia Nacional, Asuncion, Paraguay. 

Professor Gurulé is a member of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Committee on Pattern Criminal Jury Instructions, American Law Institute and Faculty Advisory Board of Center for Civil and Human Rights at the Notre Dame Law School. He was elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (2009), and selected as a member of the United Nations expert working group on “Public Corruption and the Negative Impact of the Non-Repatriation of Funds of Illicit Origin on the Enjoyment of Human Rights.” Professor Gurulé has served as a consultant to the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative advising the governments of Belize and Bahrain on criminal justice reform. Gurulé also served as an expert witness and consultant on several high profile anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism cases, including the 1983 terrorist bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, and 1998 terrorist bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. 

A prominent member of the Hispanic legal community, Professor Gurulé was President of the Hispanic National Bar Association in 1989. He also serves as the faculty advisor to the Hispanic Law Student Association. Professor Gurulé has been quoted by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Bloomberg, and interviewed by CNN, CNN International, CNBC, NPR, CBS, FOX, and the BBC. 

      

Positions

Present Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School
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Honors and Awards

  • 2011, Fulbright Scholar
  • 2006 Graciela Olivarez Award
  • 1987, 1989, 1990, 2002 Hispanic Business "100 Most Influential Hispanics”

Education

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1980 Juris Doctor, The University Of Utah ‐ College of Law
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1974 Bachelor of Arts, The University Of Utah
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Contact Information

Office: 2119 Eck Hall of Law
Phone: 574.631.5917

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