Unlike most lawyers, Shon Hopwood didn’t begin his legal journey in law school, but in federal prison.
At the age of 23, Shon, a Nebraska native, was sentenced to over a decade in prison for his involvement in five bank robberies. While in prison, he learned to write legal briefs for other prisoners and discovered a passion for criminal justice. By the time he left prison, Shon had become an experienced Supreme Court practitioner and a powerful advocate for prison reform. He is currently a Gates Public Service Law Scholar at the University of Washington School of Law.
You can hear from Shon Hopwood yourself one week from today on Thursday, March 13 at the Holiday Inn in downtown Lincoln. Shon will be drawing on his own experiences to talk about the vital need for prison reform and a justice system that is fair and equal.
Shon’s presentation will be held in the Arbor Room at the Holiday Inn in downtown Lincoln, 141 N. 9th Street. Seating will begin at 4:30 pm and his lecture will start at 5:00 pm. This exciting event is presented by the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association & ACLU Nebraska.