How A Bank Robber Became A Law Professor

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Shon Hopwood’s new job as a tenure-track faculty member at the Georgetown University Law Center is the latest improbable twist in a remarkable life: In two decades, "he has robbed banks in small towns in Nebraska, spent 11 years in federal prison, written a legal petition for a fellow inmate so incisive that the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case, done that again, earned undergraduate and law degrees and extremely competitive clerkships, written a book . . .

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