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
"Hard Decisions Loom In Lame-Duck Push For Sentencing Reform," coverage by Law360, November 4, 2018, quoting Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.
"Ex-Nebraska bank robber turned Georgetown professor talks prison reform, lost causes," coverage in the Lincoln Journal Star, October 28, 2018, featuring Professor Shon Hopwood.
"Can Law Schools Reform Policing? Georgetown Is Trying," coverage in Law.com, October 23, 2018, featuring Professors Rosa Brooks, Paul Butler, Shon Hopwood, Kristin Henning, and Christy Lopez.
"Celebrity Lawyer Gathers Luminaries to Talk Life After Prison," coverage in the Daily Report, July 20, 2018, featuring Associate Professor Shon Hopwood and Sally Yates, Distinguished Lecturer from Government.