Jenia Iontcheva Turner
Amy Abboud Ware Centennial Professor in Criminal Law
Jenia Iontcheva Turner is the Amy Abboud Ware Centennial Professor in Criminal Law at SMU Dedman School of Law, where she teaches criminal procedure, comparative criminal procedure, international criminal law, and international law. 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 U.S., 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 co-editing The Oxford Handbook of Criminal Process (with Darryl K. Brown and Bettina Weisser) and Criminal Procedures: Cases, Statutes, and Executive Materials (with Marc L. Miller, Ronald F. Wright, and Kay L. Levine).
Professor Turner is the Co-Chair of the International Criminal Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law. She was also a member and co-organizer of the Law and Statistics Fellows Seminar at SMU in 2015-16. As part of their collaboration, seminar participants created a website on "Law and Statistics" events and resources at SMU.