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Stephen Rushin


Year: Advanced to Candidacy (ABD) - JSP

Email: stephen.rushin@berkeley.edu


I am currently serving as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois College of Law, where I teach criminal law and information privacy law. My ongoing research uses a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods to examine the Justice Department's implementation of structural reform litigation in American police departments. My most recent papers have appeared or are forthcoming in the Minnesota Law Review, the Fordham Law Review, and the Brooklyn Law Review.

A variety of national news, radio, and television outlets have featured my research and analysis. Most recently, I have appeared as a subject matter expert on the HBO documentary series “Vice,” and my research has been discussed in Time. My work has also been cited in court opinions, briefs, and law review articles. Most recently, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s amicus curiae brief in case of People v. Carp before the Michigan Supreme Court discussed one of my co-authored articles on the effect of punishment enhancements on juvenile crime rates. And the International Association of Chiefs of Police cited my work in their inaugural policy recommendations on the use of police surveillance technologies.

I received my J.D. from Berkeley Law, where I was a member of the California Law Review. I received my B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, where I graduated with high honors. I am currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Jurisprudence and Social Policy at Berkeley. While at Berkeley I received the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award. And since starting my current position at the University of Illinois College of Law, I have been recognized as a "Teacher Ranked as Excellent" by the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.

Website: http://ssrn.com/author=1630706


- B.A., Texas (2008)
- J.D., Berkeley (2011)
- Ph.D. Berkeley (Expected, 2014)


- Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Torts, Information Privacy Law, Policing Law


- Recognized on list of "Teachers Ranked as Excellent" (2013, University of Illinois)
- Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (2012-2013)
- FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Scholarship (2012-2013)
- Selznick Fellow (2011-2012)

Academic Experiences:

- Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Illinois College of Law (Appointed for 2013-2015)

Curriculum Vitae