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.
U.S. Supreme Court Briefs
"One Lawyer's Long Journey From Prison Bars To The Supreme Court Bar," coverage by Law.com, June 30, 2021, featuring Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.
"31,000 Prisoners Sought Compassionate Relief During COVID-19. The Bureau of Prisons Approved 36," coverage by Patch, June 28, 2021, featuring Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.
"Near-Vacant Sentencing Panel Gives Biden Chance for Fresh Start," coverage by Bloomberg Law, June 28, 2021, featuring Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.
"Wife, brother-in-law of imprisoned Cranston coin dealer must pay $136 million, court rules," coverage by The Providence Journal, June 14, 2021, featuring Associate Professor Shon Hopwood.