Scott F. Turow ’70

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Scott F. Turow ’70 was first elected to the Board of Trustees in 2002 and is in the midst of his second term. He is a partner at the Chicago law firm SNR Denton, as well as the author of nine bestselling novels.

Turow studied English at Amherst and went on to get an M.A. in creative writing from Stanford—where he taught for several years—and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He was an assistant United States attorney in Chicago before joining SNR Denton in 1986. There, he remains a partner practicing criminal law.

Varieties of Guilt

The sequel to the book that jumpstarted the legal-thriller genre. Innocent, by Scott Turow ’70 (Grand Central Publishing)

Reviewed by Rand Richards Cooper ’80

Ben Bishop ’09 Answers: What Is Jeopardy!?

Interview by Katherine Duke '05

Since its first, black-and-white incarnation, created by Merv Griffin in the early 1960s, Jeopardy! has built a reputation as the thinking person’s game show. Amherst has helped prepare many trivia geeks to do battle with the big blue board: As a senior, Gwyneth Connell ’00 represented the Jeffs in the 2000 College Championship. Novelist and attorney Scott Turow ’70 towered over the competition in Celebrity Jeopardy! in 2006. And even though I ultimately came in a distant third, I consider my own Jeopardy! game, which aired in April 2008, among the luckiest and most fascinating experiences of my life.

Scott Turow Elected Trustee at Amherst College

June 21, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.— The alumni of Amherst College have elected Scott Turow, a novelist, lawyer and member of the Class of 1970, to a six-year term on the college’s Board of Trustees effective July 1. Turow is a resident of the Chicago area.