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Jennifer Gumbrewicz Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Department of Justice, Law & Criminology

Jennifer Gumbrewicz is currently the Director, M.S. in Counterterrorism and Homeland Security. She is a successful attorney, experienced professor, and proven leader with a long career in legal practice, research and communications. A graduate of AU’s School of Public Affairs and Washington College of Law, she also received her master of laws focusing on national security law from George Washington University.

Professor Gumbrewicz has represented Fortune 500 corporations as a civil litigator in cases and investigations in areas including construction, antitrust, health care, intellectual property and insurance.

Since 2001, she has lectured and designed courses at AU for in-class and online on facets of the American and international legal and political systems. Her focus includes national security law; First Amendment and privacy concerns; and criminal law and procedure. She has also served the U.S. Senate in several capacities. For the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, she worked on the reauthorization of the USA PATRIOT Act. For the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, she helped draft a report on U. S. programs in response to drug trafficking across the Southwest Border.
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Spring 2024

  • JLC-621 Justice in the Face of Terror

  • JLC-678 Investigating Terrorism

  • JLC-689 Counterterrorism Law & Policy