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Shon Hopwood

Associate Professor of Law

Shon Hopwood's unusual legal journey began prior to him attending law school and included the U.S. Supreme Court granting two petitions for certiorari he prepared. Shon's...

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Shon Hopwood's unusual legal journey began prior to him attending law school and included the U.S. Supreme Court granting two petitions for certiorari he prepared. Shon's research and teaching interests include criminal law and procedure, civil rights, and the constitutional rights of prisoners. He received a J.D. as a Gates Public Service Law Scholar from the University of Washington School of Law. He served as a law clerk for Judge Janice Rogers Brown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.  And his legal scholarship has been published in the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties, Fordham, and Washington Law Reviews, as well as the American Criminal Law Review and Georgetown Law Journal's Annual Review of Criminal Procedure.

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"Law grad denied bar admission," coverage in Yale News, August 30, 2017, quoting Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.

"Experts Highlight Higher Ed’s Impact on Criminal Justice Reform," coverage in Diverse, August 28, 2017, quoting Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.

"The need for criminal justice reform in America," a Brookings Institution event, August 28, 2017, with Associate Professor Shon Hopwood as a panelist.

"Beyond Bars: One man's journey from inmate to law professor," coverage by The Sentinel (Carlisle, Pa.), July 14, 2017, featuring Associate Professor Shon Hopwood. This story replicated on Trib Live.

"Five Memorable Opinions From Retiring DC Judge Janice Rogers Brown," coverage in The National Journal, July 11, 2017, quoting Professor Shon Hopwood.

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"Law grad denied bar admission," coverage in Yale News, August 30, 2017, quoting Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.

"Experts Highlight Higher Ed’s Impact on Criminal Justice Reform," coverage in Diverse, August 28, 2017, quoting Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.

"The need for criminal justice reform in America," a Brookings Institution event, August 28, 2017, with Associate Professor Shon Hopwood as a panelist.

"Beyond Bars: One man's journey from inmate to law professor," coverage by The Sentinel (Carlisle, Pa.), July 14, 2017, featuring Associate Professor Shon Hopwood. This story replicated on Trib Live.

"Five Memorable Opinions From Retiring DC Judge Janice Rogers Brown," coverage in The National Journal, July 11, 2017, quoting Professor Shon Hopwood.

“Convicted Bank robber Hired to Teach at Georgetown Law”, coverage in USNews on April 29, 2017, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein and Professor Shon Hopwood

"Omaha lawyer used to long-shot battles faces toughest fight yet: pancreatic cancer," coverage in Live Well Nebraska, April 26, 2017, featuring Professor Shon Hopwood.

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