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.