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
"GT investigates: From Guantanamo Bay to local prisons, human rights violations are pervasive in US jail system," coverage in Global Times, March 13, 2023, featuring Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.
"Cause for Celebration: The 2021 American Lawyer Industry Awards Winners," coverage in The American Lawyer, December 3, 2021, featuring Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.
"With the Past Behind Him, Shon Hopwood Is a Powerful Advocate for Second Chances," coverage in The American Lawyer, November 23, 2021, featuring Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.
"Stash-House Stings Carry Real Penalties For Fake Crimes," coverage by The New Yorker, October 11, 2021, featuring Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.