Shon Hopwood: From Bank Robber To Law Professor
Shon Hopwood, bank robber turned Georgetown law professor, sits down with Dave Rubin to discuss his incredible story of robbing banks, winning Supreme Court cases, and finding redemption. Describing how after 11 years in federal prison for robbing banks, he shares his journey to becoming a law professor at Georgetown University, his views on mandatory minimums, and more.
At the age of 23, Shon found himself heading to prison. His life lacked direction, and he had little to no confidence that his future would unfold happily or successfully. And yet, just two short decades later, he is a happily married father and an accomplished lawyer teaching his craft at one of the nation’s most highly-respected schools of law. How did he turn it all around? Where did he find the motivation to persevere past self-doubt and overcome enormous hurdles toward success?
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 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. A natural storyteller, Hopwood is loved by audiences for his humility, honesty, and ability to connect with groups large and small about the universal struggles we all face and the importance of trusting in your own potential.
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Associate Law Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, Criminal Justice Reform Advocate, and Motivational Speaker
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