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.
U.S. Supreme Court Briefs
"Trump campaign gets its cue: Go all-in on 'law and order'," coverage by Politico, June 3, 2020, featuring Professor Shon Hopwood.
"Less than 1 percent of Alabama inmates have been tested for COVID-19," coverage in the Alabama Political Reporter, May 29, 2020, featuring Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.
"Inmates Seeking COVID-19 Release Face Uneven Legal Terrain," coverage by Law360, April 16, 2020, quoting Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.
"Miami woman doing 35 years in prison for bilking Medicare gets sentence commuted by Trump," coverage by the Tampa Bay Times, February 18, 2020, quoting Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.