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Random Felon now professor at GULC

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/former-bank-robber-...
Zezima
  04/10/17
Eighteen years ago, Nebraska native Shon Hopwood went to pri...
Zezima
  04/10/17
THE PRESTIGE!
<3 Mr. J. Peterman, Esquire <3
  04/10/17
big story in WaPo on this, too. it's nice to see that thi...
typical lib pundit
  04/21/17
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boner___police
  04/21/17
His experiences make him uniquely qualified to be the first ...
Joe's run off to Fire Lake
  04/21/17
So others get dinged from c&f for financial issues while...
evan39
  04/21/17
Bill Gates: "Well, Africa's on track for a billion peop...
BuckAssholePaulette
  04/21/17
this is absurd...the guy is not smart https://www.youtube...
''"'''"'''"'
  04/21/17
lmao, was not expecting a white guy
Judas Jones
  04/21/17
I need you to hold the camera more steady next time
talk to your kids about stormfront quotemos
  04/21/17
lol, quotemo outed as Paul Greengrass
typical lib pundit
  04/21/17
...
'''''"'"'"''
  04/21/17
Jfc sounds like a retard
evan39
  04/21/17
GUESS RACE Affirmative Action, ladies and gentlement
,,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,,.,..,,,,,,
  04/21/17
Lol how do you pass character and fitness w that background...
the lonely poolboy
  04/21/17
length of time since the event is a huge factor. I'm pret...
talk to your kids about stormfront quotemos
  04/21/17
He's a repeat armed robber I've seen guys get dinged for ...
the lonely poolboy
  04/21/17
Flame. Maybe they had a hearing but I'm sure they eventually...
proles in Owsley County, KY partying in the street
  04/21/17
having bill gates vouch for you probably goes a long way
Dr. Cool
  04/21/17
how did he do in law school?
''"'''"'''"'
  04/21/17
raised his hand a lot to frame every issue in terms of his o...
Dr. Cool
  04/21/17
conspicuously absent from the article is any mention of his ...
,.,.,.,..,.,.,:,,:,..,:::,.,,.,:.,,.:.,:.,:.::,.
  04/21/17
not a top 14 school, not a national story
Wilbur Mercer, permanently embarrassed millionaire
  04/21/17
cr. very regional story
Judas Jones
  04/21/17
180
boner_p0lice
  04/21/17
so for a White Christian male to become a professor these da...
,,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,,.,..,,,,,,
  04/21/17
yes, the more like AAs, the more likely to be hired
''"'''"'''"'
  04/21/17
"Our penal system is far too punitive and sentences are...
A Jurisprudence is Performed
  04/21/17
Super study Asians now holding up banks en masse
the lonely poolboy
  04/21/17
...
Jake LaMotta
  04/21/17
"You mean he's WHITE?!" - furious GULC dean after ...
DRAIN THE SWAMP
  04/21/17
WUSTL is in steep decline
.,.,,..,.,,.,.,:,,:,..,,:::,...,:,.,.:...:.,:.::,.
  04/21/17
u: dinged by c&f for excessive student loan debt
JJC mass mailing Iron Bank of Braavos
  04/21/17
*b/c 22 y/o receptionist thought you looked "creepy&quo...
A Jurisprudence is Performed
  04/21/17


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Date: April 10th, 2017 10:33 AM
Author: Zezima

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/former-bank-robber-helped-by-gates-fund-now-professor-at-georgetown-law-school/

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33038060)



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Date: April 10th, 2017 10:33 AM
Author: Zezima

Eighteen years ago, Nebraska native Shon Hopwood went to prison for breaking the law. This year, the University of Washington law-school graduate has been hired to teach it.

Hopwood has accepted a position as professor at Georgetown University School of Law. The 2014 graduate of the UW law school had gone to federal prison for 10 years in the late 1990s for robbing five banks in the Midwest.

“I’m probably the only law professor in the country that has seen prison from the inside,” Hopwood said.

At Georgetown, in Washington, D.C., he’ll teach criminal justice to first-year students, and also prison law, which covers the rights that prisoners retain even after they’ve been incarcerated — including the right to medical care and their First Amendment free-speech rights.

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Hopwood was a high-school dropout in Nebraska, working a dead-end job, when he hit upon the idea of robbing banks for excitement and money. He was caught, pleaded guilty to the armed robberies, and was sentenced in 1999, a year after his crime spree began.

While serving time he began studying the law and became such an adept jailhouse lawyer that two of his petitions were reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

He attended the UW on a full-ride scholarship through the Gates Public Service Law Program, a $33&#8201;million program created in 2005 to honor Bill Gates Sr. by his son, Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, and his wife, Melinda.

After he graduated, Hopwood got a job as a law clerk for Judge Janice Rogers Brown of the U.S. Court of Appeals’ D.C. Circuit. More recently he’s been working with Georgetown’s appellate litigation program, in which he is a teaching fellow, working with students and litigating cases in several different courts of appeals.

His clients are prisoners trying to get a state conviction overturned in appellate court, and they don’t trust lawyers, Hopwood said. But, “I have instant credibility with them.”

In D.C., Hopwood has worked on issues of reform in the criminal-justice system, and he plans to continue that work. He believes that “the entire criminal-justice system needs to be evaluated from top to bottom.”

What needs to change? “It’s the length of sentences and, in the United States, the fact that we lead the world in incarceration rates because we tend to use incarceration as the first response rather than the last response,” he said.

Hopwood said he never would have gone to law school if not for the UW’s law dean, Kellye Testy, who vouched for him and helped him get accepted. Testy is stepping down from the dean position at the end of this academic year.

Hopwood said he feels incredibly fortunate to be where he is today.

“I wake up every morning and think, is this really happening?” he said.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33038061)



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Date: April 10th, 2017 10:37 AM
Author: <3 Mr. J. Peterman, Esquire <3

THE PRESTIGE!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33038075)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 12:48 PM
Author: typical lib pundit

big story in WaPo on this, too.

it's nice to see that this guy turned his life around. but it also irks me a bit that there are tons of qualified people who follow the rules and never get the career opportunities this guy has. it's like, sometimes you're better off fucking up really bad and apologizing than making no mistakes at all. you see this all the time with celebrities and politicians where they can end up even more likable after a big scandal if they handle it the right way.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33127264)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 12:50 PM
Author: boner___police (u$po)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33127282)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 1:14 PM
Author: Joe's run off to Fire Lake

His experiences make him uniquely qualified to be the first ex-felon, now law prof. This guy saw a niche and made it happen.

Rule followers must make themselves stand out or they will get run over.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33127489)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 12:49 PM
Author: evan39

So others get dinged from c&f for financial issues while this guy was approved after committing multiple robberies? The whole system is a joke.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33127272)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 12:50 PM
Author: BuckAssholePaulette

Bill Gates: "Well, Africa's on track for a billion people now - guess I'll give the rest to some bank robbers."

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33127276)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 1:06 PM
Author: ''"'''"'''"'


this is absurd...the guy is not smart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOAanpH243o

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33127415)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 1:07 PM
Author: Judas Jones

lmao, was not expecting a white guy

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33127424)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 1:13 PM
Author: talk to your kids about stormfront quotemos

I need you to hold the camera more steady next time

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33127474)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 1:15 PM
Author: typical lib pundit

lol, quotemo outed as Paul Greengrass

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33127493)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 1:21 PM
Author: '''''"'"'"''




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33127541)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 1:31 PM
Author: evan39

Jfc sounds like a retard

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33127639)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 1:07 PM
Author: ,,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,,.,..,,,,,,


GUESS RACE

Affirmative Action, ladies and gentlement

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33127427)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 1:08 PM
Author: the lonely poolboy

Lol how do you pass character and fitness w that background

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33127438)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 1:15 PM
Author: talk to your kids about stormfront quotemos

length of time since the event is a huge factor.

I'm pretty sure there are convicted killers that pass character and fitness

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33127491)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 1:16 PM
Author: the lonely poolboy

He's a repeat armed robber

I've seen guys get dinged for 2 duis like 10 years ago

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33127503)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 3:42 PM
Author: proles in Owsley County, KY partying in the street

Flame. Maybe they had a hearing but I'm sure they eventually got through

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33128711)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 1:15 PM
Author: Dr. Cool

having bill gates vouch for you probably goes a long way

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33127497)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 1:08 PM
Author: ''"'''"'''"'


how did he do in law school?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33127441)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 1:16 PM
Author: Dr. Cool

raised his hand a lot to frame every issue in terms of his own experiences in prison

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33127502)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 1:19 PM
Author: ,.,.,.,..,.,.,:,,:,..,:::,.,,.,:.,,.:.,:.,:.::,.


conspicuously absent from the article is any mention of his law school performance (not even cum laude or anything).

i take this to mean that he was at the bottom of the class and wouldn't have had a prayer at a non-shitlaw job, let alone a T15 professorship, without his criminal background, which is pretty terrible in my opinion.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33127523)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 1:16 PM
Author: Wilbur Mercer, permanently embarrassed millionaire (Wilbur Mercer)

not a top 14 school, not a national story

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33127506)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 2:35 PM
Author: Judas Jones

cr. very regional story

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33128158)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 1:21 PM
Author: boner_p0lice

180

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33127537)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 1:49 PM
Author: ,,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,,.,..,,,,,,


so for a White Christian male to become a professor these days, he has to be a felon?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33127826)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 1:52 PM
Author: ''"'''"'''"'


yes, the more like AAs, the more likely to be hired

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33127847)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 1:55 PM
Author: A Jurisprudence is Performed

"Our penal system is far too punitive and sentences are too strict," says the guy who robbed numerous banks, in return, received a full scholarship to LS and a tenure-track position that any of us would slice out nuts off for.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33127865)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 2:32 PM
Author: the lonely poolboy

Super study Asians now holding up banks en masse

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33128127)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 3:49 PM
Author: Jake LaMotta



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33128761)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 3:27 PM
Author: DRAIN THE SWAMP

"You mean he's WHITE?!" - furious GULC dean after meeting the new hire

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33128615)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 3:32 PM
Author: .,.,,..,.,,.,.,:,,:,..,,:::,...,:,.,.:...:.,:.::,.


WUSTL is in steep decline

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33128660)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 3:33 PM
Author: JJC mass mailing Iron Bank of Braavos

u: dinged by c&f for excessive student loan debt

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33128667)



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Date: April 21st, 2017 3:45 PM
Author: A Jurisprudence is Performed

*b/c 22 y/o receptionist thought you looked "creepy" in your FB profile

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3579693&forum_id=2#33128726)