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'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.
"She is a former addict and prisoner. She was just elected to the state house in Washington," coverage by The Washington Post, November 7, 2020, featuring Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.
"Ex-Prisoner Elected Washington State Representative," coverage in The Crime Report, November 5, 2020, featuring Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.