Thanks to a generous gift, the John B. Turner LL.M. Program Chair was created to perpetually attract the best possible LL.M. faculty members in the current areas of specialization: energy, natural resources and indigenous peoples. An additional generous gift will be used to create the Stuart Family Foundation LL.M. Scholar Fund, which will allow the program to bring in notable guest speakers and help LL.M. students pursue extra-curricular learning opportunities, including attending relevant national and international conferences.
Attorney John B. Turner is a trustee of the Stuart Family Foundation, executive vice president and general counsel of First Stuart Corporation and a partner in the Stuart, Biolchini & Turner law firm.
Turner holds bachelor's and juris doctor degrees from the University of Tulsa and earned an LL.M. from Washington University in St. Louis in 1975. His practice area of expertise is estate planning. He was admitted to the bar in 1967 as well as the U.S. Court of Military Appeals. He served as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy from 1967-1970. He was admitted to the U.S. Tax Court in 1971. He is a member of the Tulsa County, Oklahoma, and American Bar Associations, and he is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.