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How to Persevere Through Struggle

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Appellate attorney and Georgetown University law professor Shon Hopwood shares his inspiring story of going from bank robber to law professor, plus the lessons he's learned along the way.

Shon Hopwood

Associate Law Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, Criminal...

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Shon Hopwood is an Associate Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he is an expert on federal courts, criminal procedure (including federal sentencing), and prisoners’ rights. Shon’s unusual legal journey began not at law school, but federal prison, where he learned to write briefs for other prisoners. Shon’s incredible story of second chances and success after failure has been featured in the The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, NPR, and most recently, on 60 Minutes. He is the author of the memoir Law Man: My Story of Robbing Banks, Winning Supreme Cases and Finding Redemption, and an advocate for criminal justice reform.
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Inspiration & MotivationLaw & Legal AffairsOvercoming AdversityTurnaround
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