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.

Scholarship

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Shon R. Hopwood, The Effort to Reform the Federal Criminal Justice System, 128 Yale L.J. F. 791-817 (2019).
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Shon R. Hopwood, Improving Federal Sentencing, 87 UMKC L. Rev. 79-96 (2018).
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Shon R. Hopwood, Beyond First Steps: Reforming the Federal Bureau of Prisons, 31 Fed. Sent'g Rep. 119-125 (2018).
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Selected Contributions to Other Publications

Shon R. Hopwood, The Legal Profession Puts Itself on an Unsupportable Pedestal, Student Law., Jan.-Feb. 2019, at 4.
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U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Brief of Amici Curiae Due Process Institute, Cato Institute, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Rutherford Institute, District of Columbia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and Law Professors In Support of Petition for a Writ of Certiorari, Leyva v. United States, No. 19-5796 (U.S. Oct. 1, 2019).
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