James C. and S. Maynard Turk

The Turk Pre-Law Program is named for James C. Turk and S. Maynard Turk, two brothers who attended Roanoke College and went onto highly distinguished legal careers. Roanoke College honors these two men not only for their professional achievements, but for their steadfast and loyal support of the College.

James C. Turk

S. Maynard Turk


"At a different or bigger school, there wouldn't be an opportunity to do such research. I was a lot more prepared for law school because I have research skills."

Bridget Tainer '06, on her internship. Bridget did research for a federal judge.


Honorable James C. Turk '49 Endowed Scholarship:

The income from this endowment provides awards to needy students from Virginia and who intend to go to law school. This endowment was established by the Turk family.

Read the news release about the establishment of the program.