B.A. (International Relations, with honors), 1999, Goucher College;
Caplan Scholar, Cambridge University, 1997-98;
J.D., 2002, Yale Law School
Jenia Iontcheva Turner is a Professor at SMU Dedman School of Law, where she teaches criminal procedure, comparative criminal procedure, international criminal law, European Union law, and international organizations. Before joining SMU, Professor Turner served as a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, where she taught legal research and writing and comparative criminal procedure. Professor Turner attended law school at Yale, where she was a Coker Fellow and articles editor for the Yale Law Journal and the Yale Journal of International Law. After her first year of law school, she was a summer clerk at the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and the following summer, she worked at the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Houston and the New York and Paris offices of Debevoise & Plimpton.
Professor Turner’s scholarship interests include comparative and international criminal law and procedure. Her articles have appeared in the Virginia Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, the American Journal of Comparative Law, the Virginia Journal of International Law, the Chicago Journal of International Law, and the Stanford Journal of International Law. In 2009, Professor Turner completed a textbook, Plea Bargaining Across Borders, exploring plea bargaining in several national and international jurisdictions. She is currently working on an article about remedies for ineffective assistance of counsel during plea bargaining, an article about federalism, conflicts of law, and criminal procedure in the United States, and a book chapter about accountability for prosecutorial misconduct at the International Criminal Court.
Effective Remedies for Ineffective Assistance of Counsel, 48 WAKE FOREST L. REV. (forthcoming 2013).
Policing International Prosecutors, 45 N.Y.U. J. INT’L L. & POL. 175 (2013).
The Expressive Dimension of EU Criminal Law, 60 AM. J. COMP. L. 555 (2012) (peer review).
Legal Ethics in International Criminal Defense, 10 CHI. J. INT'L. L. 685 (2010).
International Decision, Civil Party Participation in Provisional Detention Appeals, Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, 103 AM. J. INT’L L. 116 (2009).
Defense Perspectives on Law and Politics in International Criminal Trials, 48 VA. J. INT'L. L. 529 (2008).
Transnational Networks and International Criminal Justice, 105 MICH. L. REV. 985 (2007).
Judicial Participation in Plea Negotiations: A Comparative View, 54 AM. J. COMP. L. 199 (2006).
Nationalizing International Criminal Law, 41 STAN. J. INT'L L. 1 (2005).
Implementing Blakely, 17 FED. SENT. REP. 106 (2004).
Jury Sentencing as Democratic Practice, 89 VA. L. REV. 311 (2003), cited in Wright & Miller, 3 FED. PRAC. & PROC. CRIM.2D 526 (West Supp. 2003). cited in United States v. Khan, 325 F. Supp. 2d 218 (E.D.N.Y. 2004); LAFAVE ET AL., 5 CRIM. PROC., § 26.2 (2d ed. 2005) (transl. by Hon. Yasushi Katada in the Japanese-Am. Soc. Legal Stud. J.).
Update of Current Legal Proceedings at the ICTY, 13 LEIDEN J. INT’L L. 597 (2000).
Plea Bargaining, in INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (Fausto Pocar & Linda Carter eds.) (Edward Elgar 2013).
Negotiated Justice, in INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: PRINCIPLES AND RULES (Håkan Friman et al. eds., Oxford UP 2013) (with Thomas Weigend).
Prosecutors and Bargaining in Weak Cases: A Comparative View, in THE PROSECUTOR IN TRANSNATIONAL PRESPECTIVE (Erik Luna & Marianne Wade eds., Oxford UP 2012).
PLEA BARGAINING ACROSS BORDERS (Aspen 2009) (with Teacher's Manual).
Justice, Rule of Law, and Economic Reconstruction in Post-Conflict States, in LIBER AMICORUM FOR HON. ROBERTO MACLEAN (Joseph Norton & C. Paul Rogers eds.) (2008).
Transnational Networks and International Public Order, in PROGRESS IN INTERNATIONAL LAW (Russell Miller & Rebecca Bratspies eds.) (2008).
Effective Remedies for Ineffective Assistance of Counsel, Faculty Forum, SMU Dedman School of Law, April 3, 2013.
Federalism and Criminal Procedure in the United States, Presentation to the European Criminal Policy Initiative, University of Munich, Munich, Germany, Jan. 25, 2013.
Policing International Prosecutors, American Society of International Law, Research Forum, Mid-Year Meeting, Athens, Georgia, Oct. 20, 2012.
Policing International Prosecutors, The Law and Practice of the International Criminal Court: Achievements, Impact and Challenges, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands, Sept. 27, 2012.
Comments on Impunity: What Kind of War for Colombia?, World Affairs Council, Human Rights Festival, Dallas, Texas, June 2, 2012.
Comments on Stuart Ford, How Special Is the Special Court’s Outreach Section, Conference on Assessing the Contributions and Legacy of the Special Court for Sierra Leone to Africa and International Criminal Justice, University of Pittsburgh Law School, Apr. 21, 2012.
Plea Bargaining: Comparative Perspectives, Presentation to Delegation from Kosovo, Rule of Law and the Role of Plea Bargaining Delegation, Dallas, TX, Feb. 17, 2012.
Comparative Criminal Procedure, Presentation to Delegation from Saudi Arabia, Rule of Law Forum, Dallas, TX, Jan. 22, 2012.
Remedies and Sanctions for Prosecutorial Misconduct at the International Criminal Court, American Society of International Law, International Criminal Law Interest Group Meeting, John Marshall Law School, Dec. 9, 2011.
Negotiated Justice at International Criminal Courts: Final Report, International Expert Framework on International Criminal Procedure, The Hague Institute for Internationalization of the Law, The Hague, Netherlands, Oct. 28, 2011.
Remedies and Sanctions for Prosecutorial Misconduct at the International Criminal Court, 24th International Conference of the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law, Ottawa, Canada, Aug. 11, 2011.
The Expressive Dimension of EU Criminal Law
Prosecutors and Bargaining in Weak Cases: A Comparative View, Washington & Lee Law School, Roundtable on Prosecutorial Discretion, Apr. 2, 2010.
Negotiated Justice at International Criminal Tribunals, International Expert Framework on International Criminal Procedure, The Hague Institute for Internationalization of the Law, The Hague, Netherlands, June 27, 2009, and Jan. 23, 2009.
Ethics for International Criminal Defense, Law and Society Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, May 29, 2009.
Ethical Dilemmas for International Criminal Defense Attorneys, International Law Colloquium, Northwestern Law School, Apr. 6, 2009.
Moderator, Addressing Corruption on a Global Basis, Annual Institute, State Bar of Texas International Law Section, Houston, TX Mar. 5, 2009.
Ethical Dilemmas for International Criminal Defense Attorneys, Junior International Law Scholars Conference, Temple Law School, Feb. 13, 2009.
Moderator, Transnational Networks and International Cooperation: Contributions and Challenges, The Rise of Transnational Networks Conference, SMU Dedman School of Law, Nov. 7, 2008.
Participant, Workshop on Sociolegal Methods in International Law, University of Pittsburgh Law School, Sept. 4-5, 2008.
Plea Bargaining Across Borders: Introducing a Global Dimension to Criminal Procedure Classes, SMU Dedman School of Law Faculty Forum, Aug. 27, 2008.
Discussant, Challenging the National/International Distinction, Law and Society Annual Meeting, Montreal, May 31, 2008.
Two Models of Plea Bargaining: The United States and Germany, Presentation to Delegation from Indonesia, Rule of Law Forum, SMU Dedman School of Law, May 25, 2008.
Defense Counsel Views on the Law and Politics in International Criminal Trials.
Plea and Confession Bargaining in Bulgaria, XIIth Annual Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law, Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 22, 2006.
Transnational Networks and International Criminal Justice, Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Baltimore, July 9, 2006.
Rule of Law and Human Rights—Keys to Equitable Development, 2006 SMU International Law Review Association Colloquium, Law, Culture, and Economic Development, Mar. 7, 2006.
The Role of Transnational Networks in International Criminal Law, Presentation at the International Legal Theory Roundtable, Vanderbilt University Law School, Sept. 16-17, 2005.
Can We Manage Plea Bargaining Better? Insights from Germany, Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Las Vegas, June 4, 2005.