Co-Interim Director, Legal Writing; Legal Writing Faculty
J.D., University of Wisconsin
M.A., La Follette School of Public Affairs
B.S. in Anthropology, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Before joining the legal writing faculty, Professor Turner worked three years as a corporate attorney with a major Wisconsin law firm, focusing on general business law. Professor Turner also practiced in healthcare, international trade compliance, public utilities, legislative drafting, and internal corporate investigation.
In his teaching, writing, and research, Professor Turner also draws on his diverse professional background. He has managed several major federal grants, including a $34 million project to improve the early childhood system across Wisconsin and a $1.4 million USAID-CDP grant to improve microfinance systems in six countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America for the World Council of Credit Unions. He recently completed research on the impact of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regulations on credit unions.
Professor Turner spent nearly a decade living and working in Bolivia, where he researched social and political issues and oversaw projects that helped indigenous Guarani communities navigate legal and political reforms. While living in Bolivia, Professor Turner also taught research methods, statistics, and anthropology at San Bernardo University in Tarija and worked as a small business owner designing websites and internet strategies for more than 30 small businesses across the U.S. and Bolivia.
He earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School and his master's degree in public affairs from the La Follette School of Public Affairs in 2008, as well as a bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1993.
Professor Turner teaches Legal Research and Writing I and II and Advanced Legal Writing: Contract Drafting.