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
"The Archaic Bar Character and Fitness Exam Needs to Be Reformed," an opinion piece by the American Lawyer, September 10, 2019, quoting Associate Proessor Shon Hopwood.
"Taylor-Silva named state's first reentry specialist outside Boise," coverage by Idaho Press, September 4, 2019, referencing a book, Law Man, by Professor Shon Hopwood.
"How Courts Could Ease The White House's Clemency Backlog," coverage in Law360, August 25, 2019, featuring Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.
"Epstein death sparks federal investigation, raises pressure to prosecute associates," coverage by Fox News, August 12, 2019, a segment with Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.