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.



Shon R. Hopwood, Law Man: Memoir of a Jailhouse Lawyer (Wash., D.C.: Prison Professors 2017). [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Shon R. Hopwood, Clarity in Criminal Law, 54 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 695-749 (2017). [HEIN] [W]
Shon R. Hopwood, 66 J. Legal Educ. 445-454 (2017) (reviewing Marie Gottschalk, Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics (2015)). [WWW] [HEIN] [W]

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Reply Brief, Crouse v. Caldwell, No. 17-242 (U.S. Oct. 26, 2017).
Petition for a Writ of Certiorari, Crouse v. Caldwell, No. 17-242 (U.S. Aug. 11, 2017).