Loren Turner

  • Associate Law Librarian
  • Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Librarian
255J Mondale Hall

Professor Loren Turner specializes in and teaches foreign, comparative, and international legal research. She is an Affiliate Faculty member of the Law School's Human Rights Center and the Law Library's liaison to faculty and students engaged in foreign, comparative, and international law research, scholarship, and advocacy.

Professor Turner received her B.A. from Loyola University Chicago, her J.D. from American University in Washington, D.C., and her M.S. in library and information science from the University of Illinois. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota Law School, Professor Turner practiced family law in Chicago and taught basic and advanced legal research courses at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Professor Turner is a member of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL), the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), and the Minnesota Association of Law Libraries (MALL). She has served in various leadership roles within the AALL, most notably as Chair of the Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Special Interest Section (FCIL-SIS). She is currently serving her second term as Past Chair of the FCIL-SIS and as a member of the AALL's Annual Meeting Program Committee. She received the FCIL-SIS Spirit Award in 2018.

Practice-Ready International Legal Research

Journal Articles

Passion Projects in Law Librarianship: A Belated Tribute to Igor Kavass and His Personal Mission to Acquire and Organize U.S. International Agreements, 114 Law Library Journal 431 (2022)
Buried Treasure: Excavating Foreign Law from Civil Pleadings Filed in U.S. Federal Courts, 47 International Journal of Legal Information 22 (2019)
Ignorance of International Law Is No Excuse, or How the Florida Legislature Ticked off Canada, 41 International Journal of Legal Information 309 (2013)
Patricia Morgan
Edward T. Hart

Book Chapters

Librarians & MOOCs, in Enhancing Teaching and Learning in the 21st-Century Academic Library: Successful Innovations That Make a Difference (Bradford Lee Eden, ed., Rowman & Littlefield, 2015)
Jennifer Wondracek

Book Reviews

Book Review, 115 Law Library Journal 209 (2023) (reviewing H. Lowell Brown, Prosecution of the President of the United States: The Constitution, Executive Power, and the Rule of Law (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022))
Book Review, 50 International Journal of Legal Information 71 (2022) (reviewing Blockchain and Public Law: Global Challenges in the Era of Decentralisation (Oreste Pollicino & Giovanni De Gregorio, eds., Edward Elgar, 2021))
Book Review, 111 Law Library Journal 591 (2019) (reviewing Gina Heathcote, Feminist Dialogues on International Law: Successes, Tensions, Futures (Oxford University Press, 2019))
Book Review, 107 Law Library Journal 301 (2015) (reviewing Phyllis Kitzerow, Women Attorneys and the Changing Workplace: High Hopes, Mixed Outcomes (FirstForumPress, 2014))  
Book Review, AALL Spectrum Blog (Mar. 26, 2014) (reviewing Sally J. Kenney, Gender & Justice: Why Women in the Judiciary Really Matter (Routledge, 2013))

Other Publications

ChatGPT in the Legal Research Classroom: Tips from the Trenches, 28 AALL Spectrum 32 (Nov./Dec. 2023)
Case in Point: How to Make a MOOC, 35 Computers in Libraries 10 (Sept. 2015)
The Vis in Vienna: My Experience as Co-Coach of the UF Law Vis Team, 19 AALL Spectrum 14 (July 2015)
Appendix C (Bibliography), in Robert H. Jerry, II, Understanding Crop Insurance, in New Appleman on Insurance: Current Critical Issues in Insurance Law (LexisNexis, 2013; updated 2015)  
Law Library Student-at-Large: Choosing Among Graduate Programs in Library and Information Science, 218 CALL BULLETIN 24 (Winter 2011)
Foreign, Comparative & International Law Librarian
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