Julie Gunnigle

Assistant Professor of Law


Professor Julie Gunnigle joined Arizona Summit Law School in 2012 and currently teaches Introduction to Legal Studies, Criminal Practice and Writing, and other writing based classes.  Professor Gunnigle is also the faculty advisor to the TACLE, the trial advocacy club, as well as the Night Students’ Ombudsman. 

Prior to her appointment, Professor Gunnigle served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Cook County, Illinois, where she worked in the Financial Crime and Public Corruption Unit.  Her professional experience includes criminal investigations, advocacy in all stages of the criminal justice process, and legislative proposals.  Prior to serving the People of Illinois, she worked as a solo practitioner, helping small businesses manage their intellectual property needs.  Professor Gunnigle has also served as a Deputy Prosecutor for the Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office in Elkhart, Indiana.  She is licensed to practice in Illinois, Indiana, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 

Professor Gunnigle earned a B.S. in Chemistry, cum laude, from Northern Arizona University in 2003, and a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 2006.  While in law school, she served as the Executive Articles Editor for the Journal of Legislation and the Team Captain for the Jessup International Moot Court Team.  She was awarded the Edward F. Barrett Prize for excellence in Trial Advocacy. 

Her research interests include legal writing, trial advocacy, and international and comparative criminal law.  She is the author of RICO: Trying Partners in Crime Together, 34 SYRACUSE
J. INT'L L. & COM. 41 (2006), and she continues to research and write on RICO and criminal justice.   Professor Gunnigle volunteers with the High School Mock Trial Program where she teaches high school students Trial Advocacy and Evidence.

Presentations and Publications
Today: We Write, How Daily Timed Writing Improves Academic Success, with Academic Success Instructor Rachael Czar, Presentation before the Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference (2014).
Cesareans, fear of litigation, and the ritual sacrifice of evidence-based care: A crisis of maternal-infant rights in the United States (and why we need anthropologists on the job), with Bridget McGann, Presentation before the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (2013).
What Women Want: Studies in Midwifery and Consumer Choice, Presentation before the Arizona Department of Health Midwifery Scope of Practice Committee (2013)

Public Corruption and “Honest Services,” Presentation before the Chicago Bar Association Criminal Law Section (2011).

The Case for Prolotherapy, Opening Arguments, Journal of Prolotherapy, Vol. 3, Issue 4 (2011).

RICO: Trying Partners in Crime Together, 34 Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce 41 (2006).

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