Jimmy Gurulé

Notre Dame Law School

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574-631-5917
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Gurule.1@nd.edu
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Professor of Law

  • International criminal law
  • Complex criminal litigation
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorist financing
  • Anti-money laundering
  • Organized crime

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Fight Over Seized Mar-a-Lago Documents Escalates

National security law expert Jimmy Gurule, a professor at Notre Dame Law School, discusses the legal complications of Judge Aileen Cannon ordering a special master to review thousands of documents seized from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home last month.

Why Did Trump Plead The Fifth Amendment?—What We Do Know, What We Don't

Jimmy Gurule, a Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, added that anything Trump said during his deposition "could be used against him in a criminal trial on charges related to allegations that he unlawfully inflated the value of his real estate properties in NYC."

Longest Capitol Rioter Sentence & Alex Jones Verdict

Former federal prosecutor Jimmy Gurule, a professor at Notre Dame Law School, discusses the longest sentence given to a Capitor rioter.

1/6 hearings fuel the question: Did Trump commit a crime?

A more likely option for prosecution, said Jimmy Gurule, a former federal prosecutor who is a Notre Dame law professor, would be to pursue a case that Trump conspired to defraud the United States through his wide-ranging efforts to overturn the election and to obstruct the congressional proceeding at which the results were to be certified.

Why did federal police square off with abortion rights protesters in L.A. streets?

“What was the justification? What was the need for federal law enforcement officers to be deployed in that instance, where there appeared to be no threat to the federal courthouse?” said Jimmy Gurulé, a University of Notre Dame law professor and former undersecretary of enforcement at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he oversaw various federal law enforcement agencies.

US lawyers no longer want to work for Russian oligarchs, especially those who want their sanctions overturned, a report says

"These law firms are damned if they do and damned if they don't," Jimmy Gurulé, an attorney who served as undersecretary of the Treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence under former President George Bush, told The Post.

Top US lawyers growing skittish about working for Russian oligarchs

“These law firms are damned if they do and damned if they don’t,” Jimmy Gurulé, a former undersecretary of the Treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence in the Bush administration, told The Post.

Notre Dame Law’s Exoneration Justice Clinic gets federal grant to help represent the wrongfully convicted

The Exoneration Justice Clinic at Notre Dame Law School, which traces its founding to a group of students and dozens of white roses, has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice that will bolster the clinic’s ability to investigate and litigate wrongful convictions.

U.S. wants to seize Russian oligarchs' yachts, homes and jets. How is that legal?

The freezing or blocking of an asset means it can't be sold or transferred and U.S. citizens can't engage in any transaction involving it, said Jimmy Gurulé, a law professor at the University of Notre Dame and a former undersecretary for enforcement at the Department of the Treasury during the George W. Bush administration.

Editorial: Carving an easier path for the wrongly convicted to get compensated in Indiana

 "They try to prove innocence at the jury trial and they lost. They proved at least that the conviction should be overturned … And then now they've got to prove it the third time," said Jimmy Gurule, who runs the University of Notre Dame's exoneration clinic and calls the bill "an important step in the right direction in favor of the exoneree." 

Bill setting bar for innocent people to receive compensation approved by House, heads to Senate

"The standard is often articulated as 'more likely than not,' and sometimes it's even quantified into like a 51%-49%," said Jimmy Gurule, who runs the University of Notre Dame's exoneration clinic.

Op-Ed: Other states require the preservation of DNA evidence. In Indiana, it's optional.

Jimmy Gurulé is the Director of Notre Dame Law School's Exoneration Justice Clinic.

Revelations in New York court underscore Trump's legal peril on multiple fronts

"In the past, Trump's approach to any legal trouble has been to brush it off as some sort of political gamesmanship," said Jimmy Gurule, a former Justice Department official in the George H.W. Bush administration. 

Will Mark Meadows Be Indicted?

Former federal prosecutor Jimmy Gurule, a professor at Notre Dame Law School, discusses Washington D.C. suing the far right groups, the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers, over their role in the January 6th Capitol riots. 

The US points out that corruption affects bilateral relations (EEUU señala que corrupción afecta relaciones bilaterales)

The special guest was Professor Jimmy Gurulé, from the University of Notre Dame (USA), an expert in criminal law, economic crimes, as well as in combat against money laundering. (El invitado especial fue el profesor Jimmy Gurulé, de la Universidad de Notre Dame (EEUU), experto en derecho penal, delitos económicos, así como también en combate antilavado.)

Wrongly convicted Keith Cooper has become an advocate for people like him

"Keith Cooper was the motivation for that effort," said Jimmy Gurule, a University of Notre Dame law professor and the clinic's director who appointed Cooper to the clinic's board of advisers.

After Kyle Rittenhouse's Acquittal, Will His Rifle Be Returned to Him?

Jimmy Gurule, a law professor at the University of Notre Dame's Law School explained to Newsweek that evidence is generally impounded until it is released by the court and the defense counsel must file a motion in order to have it released.

State Secrets That Are Not Secrets in Black Site Case (Podcast)

Professor Jimmy Gurulé of Notre Dame Law School, discusses Supreme Court oral arguments over state secrets in the torture of Abu Zubaydah, the first “War on Terror” detainee subjected to torture abroad by U.S. intelligence.

Lawmakers want to know about 'every minute' of Jan. 6: A DOJ policy change may help compel Trump officials to testify

“As soon as the subpoenas are served, they will be challenged,” said Jimmy Gurulé, a University of Notre Dame law professor and former Justice official.

Trump Ally Barrack Charged With Illegal Lobbying

Former federal prosecutor Jimmy Gurule, a professor at Notre Dame Law School, discusses the charges against Trump ally Tom Barrack, the founder of investment firm Colony Capital, that he illegally lobbied the U.S. government on behalf of the United Arab Emirates and lied to the FBI about it.

Elkhart man exonerated after spending 16 years in prison for wrongful conviction

"How could this happen in America?" Jimmy Gurule, the Director of Notre Dame's newly created Exoneration Justice Clinic (EJC), shouted to reporters at the news conference. "How could an innocent man be wrongfully convicted?"

State dismisses murder case against Elkhart man with mental disability following release last year

In addition to Slosar, Royer was represented in his successive PCR proceedings by the Notre Dame Exoneration Justice Clinic, led by Notre Dame Law School professor Jimmy Gurule.

It’s complicated: Moving on from Trump at DOJ not easy for 'straight-shooting' Merrick Garland

"Any decision the Department of Justice makes should be based on an unbiased, nonpartisan interpretation of the law," said University of Notre Dame law professor Jimmy Gurule, a Justice Department official in the George H.W. Bush administration.

Capitol riot spurred conspiracy charge against 31 suspects, but how hard is it to prove?

“It doesn’t have to be a sophisticated plan. It doesn’t even have to be a good plan in order to support a conspiracy charge,” said Jimmy Gurulé, a University of Notre Dame law professor. 

Oath Keepers Founder Feeling the Heat from US Prosecutors

Jimmy Gurulé, another former federal prosecutor who is now a law professor at the University of Notre Dame, said prosecutors appear to be methodically building a case against Rhodes.

Rep. Matt Gaetz's media blitz publicized a federal investigation. Legal experts say that poses risks

Jimmy Gurulé, a University of Notre Dame law professor and former federal prosecutor, said there is no advantage for a suspect to mount his defense in public, when statements could be incriminating, provide law enforcement with new leads or later be found false. 

Prosecutors struggle with consistent story in Jan. 6 cases

The defendants can still be convicted of conspiring to obstruct Congress even if the plan was formulated only moments before they stormed the Capitol, said Jimmy Gurule, a former federal prosecutor who’s now a professor at the University of Notre Dame law school. 

Will Supreme Court Expand Religious Rights? (Podcast)

Rick Garnett, a professor at Notre Dame Law School, discusses a divided U.S. Supreme Court ordering California to let indoor church services resume. Jimmy Gurule, a professor at Notre Dame Law School, discusses the case for the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump.

The Justice Department urgently needs a reset. Enter Merrick Garland. Is he up for it?

"His (Garland's) job could become much more complicated very quickly," said University of Notre Dame law professor Jimmy Gurule, who was a Justice Department official in the George H.W. Bush administration.

Senators are about to be sworn in for another impeachment trial, in which Trump's own words will likely be the main evidence

“I think the principle witness is going to be Trump himself,” said Jimmy Gurule, a Notre Dame law professor and former federal prosecutor.

Will the Capitol Rioters Face Justice? (Podcast)

National security law expert Jimmy Gurule, a professor at Notre Dame Law School, discusses the charges the rioters who stormed the Capitol could face and the law enforcement failures.

Capitol Police officer's death investigated as homicide; Trump's legal exposure questioned

Jimmy Gurule, a former Justice Department official in the George H.W. Bush administration and a University of Notre Dame law professor, said Trump's conduct warrants serious scrutiny.

Trump is reportedly mulling pardoning himself. Is that Legal?

“In a democracy based on the rule of law, no one may engage in criminal conduct with impunity, including the president of the United States,” University of Notre Dame Law Professor Jimmy Gurulé told Vox in 2017, arguing Trump cannot pardon himself.

Local lawmakers refuse interviews following chaos at the U.S. Capitol

Notre Dame Law professor Jimmy Gurule served as assistant attorney general under President George H. W. Bush and later in served in the George W. Bush administration. He places the blame for yesterday's insurrection partly on Braun and Walorski.

MAGA leaders call for the troops to keep Trump in office

Jimmy Gurulé, a former Justice Department prosecutor now teaching at Notre Dame Law School, called the argument tenuous.

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