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.
Selected Contributions to Other Publications
U.S. Supreme Court Briefs
"Legal Learning: Autobiography offers inspiring look at inmate's life," coverage in Lake County News Chronicle, February 22, 2019, featuring Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.
"'God Moves Miraculously' Says First Inmate Released Under First Step Act," coverage by CBN News, February 22, 2019, mentioning Professor Shon Hopwood.
American Association of Law Libraries announced, on February 19, 2019, Associate Professor Shon Hopwood as keynote speaker at their 2019 annual conference.
"Florida’s troubled prison system ready for reform, advocates say," coverage in The Daytona Beach News-Journal, February 2, 2019, featuring Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.