Christian Turner

Asssociate Professor of Law

B.S., University of South Carolina
Ph.D., Texas A&M University
J.D., Stanford University

Courses: 

Property
Legislation and Regulation
Land Use
Regulation of Information
Modern American Legal Theory

Biographical Information: 

Christian Turner joined Georgia Law in 2007 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2013. His areas of interest are property law, natural resources law and the regulation of knowledge and information.

He came to UGA from the Fordham University School of Law, where he was a visiting assistant professor. Previously, he served as an associate at the Wiggin and Dana law firm in Connecticut and as a judicial clerk for Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. Turner also interned at the White House Council on Environmental Quality in 2000.

His scholarship focuses on the regulation of information, the regulation of natural resources and applying his mathematical training to legal theory. Turner's publications include: "Origin, Scope, and Irrevocability of the Manifest Disregard of the Law Doctrine: Second Circuit Views" in the Quinnipiac Law Review and "Rosetta Stone" in Our Environment, Our Future.

Turner graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina with a B.S. in mathematics in 1993, where he was named Mathematics Undergraduate of the Year. He earned his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 1999 before graduating from Stanford University with a J.D. in 2002. At Stanford, Turner served as president of the Stanford Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif.

Publications & Activities

ARTICLES

State Action Problems, 65 Fla. L. Rev. 281 (2013).

Law's Public/Private Structure, 39 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 1003 (2012).

The Burden of Knowledge, 43 Ga. L. Rev. 297 (2009).

Origin, Scope, and Irrevocability of the Manifest Disregard of the Law Doctrine: Second Circuit Views, 24 Quinnipiac L. Rev. 795 (2006) (with Joshua Ratner ).

CHAPTERS

"Origins of the Public/Private Theory of Legal Systems" in Private Law: Key Encounters with Public Law, K. Barker and D Jensen, eds. (Cambridge Press forthcoming 2013).

"Rosetta Stone" in Our Environment, Our Future, Noreen Clancy and David Rejeski, eds. (Rand Corp., 2000).