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
"Social Media Debate: To Pack Or Not To Pack The Supreme Court," coverage by Forbes, April 15, 2021, featuring a tweet from Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.
"Vulnerable Inmantes Left in Prison as Covid Rages," coverage by The New York Times, February 27, 2021, featuring Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.
"Trump's Messy Pardon Spree Left Too Many Behind. Biden Must Do Better," coverage by Reason, February 19, 2021, featuring Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.
"Eleventh Circuit Considers Whether Reality Winner Qualifies For Compassionate Release," coverage by Law.com, November 17, 2020, featuring Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.