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March 22, 2021

Legal Speaker Series: Tracy Turner

Submitted by Cadence Ciesielski

Please join the Office of Pre-Law Advising for the next presentation in the Legal Speaker Series: Tracy Turner, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 23. Email pre-law@k-state.edu for the Zoom link.

Turner will talk about his career in the legal department at AT&T, as well as introduce the K-State Mock Trial Summer Camp. 

Originally from Great Bend, Turner graduated Phi Beta Kappa from K-State in 1985 with a dual major Bachelor of Arts in economics and political science. He declared pre-law in his freshman year, and under the tutelage of then pre-law advisor Nancy Twiss became a 1984 Truman Scholar while at K-State. He earned his law degree from the University of Texas in 1988, where he graduated with honors and served on the editorial board of the Texas Review of Litigation. Licensed in Texas, Turner practiced mass tort and commercial litigation in Dallas with the law firm of Baker & Botts, before joining the in-house legal department of AT&T in 1996. Turner's 24-year in-house practice with AT&T evolved with the mergers and acquisitions in telecom in the early 2000s and ended specializing in e-commerce and consumer mass marketing before his retirement in June 2020. 

Turner remains a loyal third-generation K-Stater, serving on the Arts and Science Alumni Council and is a trustee-level donor to the KSU Foundation. Beginning this year, Turner is the first-ever K-State Mock Trial Summer Camp director for high school and collegiate students, July 25-31. Turner has coached and judged Mock Trial in Texas and other midwestern states, including the Dallas Skyline High School Mock Trial team in the March 2020 state tournament.