Terry Turnipseed

Professor of Law
Syracuse University College of Law

Professor Terry L. Turnipseed is Professor of Law, Professor of Engineering and Computer Science, and Faculty Director of Externships at Syracuse University. Terry has written in the areas of Article I constitutional law, eminent domain, sexuality and the law, spousal property rights upon death, trust fiduciary law, transfer taxation, and the separation of church and state. He teaches courses in eminent domain, estate planning, wills and trusts, estate and gift taxation, first-year property, and nuclear engineering. Professor Turnipseed has a courtesy appointment in the L. C. Smith College of Engineering at Syracuse University.

Professor Turnipseed has an LL.M in Tax, cum laude, and a J.D. from Georgetown University and two graduate degrees from MIT in Nuclear Engineering and Technology and Policy where he was a National Science Foundation Fellow. Terry received a bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering, summa cum laude, from Mississippi State University where he was a Harry S. Truman Memorial Scholar and has been designated as a Distinguished Engineering Fellow. He has been named a member of the Board of Advisors for the College of Engineering.

Prior to joining the faculty of Syracuse, Terry spent nearly four years as a Wealth Management and Estate Planning Attorney with Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C.

LL.M., Georgetown University
J.D., Georgetown University
M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Technology & Policy)
M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Nuclear Engineering)
B.S., Mississippi State University

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  • Spouse’s Elective Share (Portfolio 841)

    This portfolio is a detailed study of the state law right granted to a surviving spouse to reject a deceased spouse's estate plan in favor of a statutorily determined share of that decedent's estate.

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