A new start, thanks to the law

Shon Hopwood's book tells of journey from felon to high court wiz.

, The National Law Journal


Shon Hopwood has viewed the legal system from all angles: He has robbed banks, served hard time, written Supreme Court petitions and edited others, and now he is a law student at the University of Washington. And now Hopwood, 37, is an accomplished author.

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  • Naked Owner

    Unless we lock up for life or kill all criminals, they will have to get jobs once they serve their sentences. Once the felon has served his sentence, i.e. paid his debt to society, he should be able to find a job he is qualified, or can be qualified, for. This guy got the SCT to grant his writ of certiorari. I think he may make a good lawyer.

    Many felons cannot get jobs because of their prison record. Which encourages them to go back to their old trade.

  • Michael

    Oh, wait a minute. We're all supposed to genuflect and be impressed because this guy is a real "bad boy"? And he gets a Gates Foundation Scholarship to pay his way? This is the kind of guy we want to make an idol? Give me a break!

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