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
"DOJ Called Out for Protecting Corrupt Prosecutors," coverage by Law360, April 14, 2019, mentioning Associate Professor of Law Shon Hopwood.
"Isaiah Washington, Vivica Fox among attendees at White House forum on prison reform," coverage by The Washington Post, April 2, 2019, mentioning Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.
"Bank-Robber-Turned-Law-Prof Lands a Starring Role in Criminal Justice Reform," coverage by Law.com, April 2, 2019, featuring an interview with Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.
"Trump celebrates First Step Act for prison, sentencing reform," coverage by Las Vegas Review Journal, April 1, 2019, quoting Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.