Professor of Law
B.A., Wilberforce University; J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School
Professor Turner graduated magna cum laude from Wilberforce University and received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Professor Turner joined the University of Houston Law Center faculty in 1998. Before joining the Law Center, he served as a labor-management relations examiner with the National Labor Relations Board, practiced law in Chicago, and taught at the University of Alabama School of Law.
Professor Turner's primary areas of expertise are in the areas of labor, employment, and constitutional law. He teaches employment discrimination, labor law, torts, constitutional law, and a course on HIV/AIDS and the law.
A former research associate at the Industrial Research Unit at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, Professor Turner also serves as a contributing editor for the AIDS & Public Policy Journal. His numerous publications include books and articles on labor and employment law issues, AIDS, and hate speech.
Professor Turner was also a Visiting Professor of Law at the College of William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law and was a Visiting Professor of History at Rice University.
Professor Turner passed away in June 2021.
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