Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Convicted Felon's Competitive Clerkship

When Shon Hopwood was 23, he was sentenced to approximately 13 years in prison for robbery. He spent his sentence learning about the legal system, and a few years following his release, he started law school. Mr. Hopwood is about to begin a prestigious clerkship with a federal judge. The New York Times has Mr. Hopwood's story as well as a link to a dialogue between him and the judge who sentenced him back in 1999. In the law library, we have the book Mr. Hopwood wrote about his experience.