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Shon Hopwood

Associate Professor of Law

Shon Hopwood received a J.D. as a Gates Public Service Law Scholar from the University of Washington School of Law. He served as a law...

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Shon Hopwood 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. Shon'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. His articles have been published in the Atlantic.com, Seattle Times, and Huffington Post; and he provided written testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of federal sentencing reform. Shon's legal scholarship has been published in the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties, Fordham, and Washington Law Reviews, as well as the Georgetown Law Journal's Annual Review of Criminal Procedure.

In the News

"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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"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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