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.
Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals
U.S. Supreme Court Briefs
"Man forced to return to Kentucky jail finally gets out of prison," coverage in The Courier Journal, January 4, 2018, featuring Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.
"Federal Sentencing Overhaul Leads to Tennessee Man's Release," coverage in U.S. News & World Report, January 3, 2018, featuring Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.
"Kim Kardashian Lauds Prison Release of 52-Year-Old Grandfather — and Thanks President Trump," coverage in People, Jamuary 3, 2018, featuring Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.
"How Trump Went From 'Tough On Crime' To 'Second Chance' For Felons," coverage by NPR Morning Edition, December 17, 2018, quoting Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.