Loren Turner

  • Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Librarian

Office: 255J
Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Professor Loren Turner specializes in and teaches foreign, comparative, and international legal research. Her particular areas of interest include international commercial arbitration, international human rights, and comparative family law.  

Turner earned a B.A. from Loyola University Chicago, a J.D. from American University in Washington, D.C., and an M.S. from the University of Illinois. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota Law School, Turner practiced in the area of family law litigation in Chicago and taught basic and advanced legal research courses at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She is a member of the American Society of International Law, the International Association of Law Libraries, the American Association of Law Libraries, and the Minnesota Association of Law Libraries.  


Practice Ready International Legal Research


Journal Articles

  • 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, 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

  • 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)

Contact Information

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Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-5000

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