My name is Jim Jurinski and I am an Associate Professor of Accounting and Law at the University of Portland’s Pamplin School of Business. I have taught at UP since 1987. I currently teach the undergraduate courses: introduction to law, advanced law, personal taxation and business taxation. I also teach family business planning, global business law, and taxes and business strategy in the M.B.A. program. I am a past president of the Pacific Northwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business. I have also formerly served as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Legal Studies Education, one of the two peer-reviewed journals of the national Academy of Legal Studies in Business. In addition, I am on the editorial board of the journals Real Estate Taxation and Journal of State Taxation and reviews accounting articles for the Journal of Business Ethics.
I’m a member of the Oregon and Washington bar associations as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Academy of Attorney-CPAs. I tend to keep in touch with former students by email and various networking and professional development events that CPAs attend.
The advice I would give my 20-year-old self would be to work hard in school. Go beyond the minimum that is required and you’ll be successful. Don’t neglect the courses that are outside your major–you will use more of that information than you expect. Also, decide what kind of person you want to be. If you always do the right thing, people will respect you for it.