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
"Miami woman doing 35 years in prison for bilking Medicare gets sentence commuted by Trump," coverage by the Tampa Bay Times, February 18, 2020, quoting Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.
"How a trend toward cost-cutting in prisons reveals the cruel impulse to profit from human misery," coverage by AlterNet, December 16, 2019, mentioning Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.
"Chamber Forum: Business can lead the way in providing second chances," coverage in Florida Politics, October 29, 2019, quoting Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.
"Reps Eye Ways To Create More Ex-Con CEOs," coverage by Law360, October 28, 2019, quoting Associate Professsor Shon Hopwood.