Stephen Rushin is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama School of Law. He specializes in criminal law, criminal procedure, privacy law, professional responsibility, and empirical legal studies. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in the Duke Law Journal, the California Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, and the Minnesota Law Review, among other top journals. He has also published a number of essays, book chapters, and shorter works. His forthcoming book, entitled "Federal Intervention in American Police Departments" (Cambridge University Press), describes and evaluates the U.S. Justice Department's use of structural reform litigation to fight police misconduct.
Various national television, newspaper, and radio outlets have featured his research or expertise, including the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Boston Globe, PBS Frontline, and NPR.
Professor Rushin has received numerous teaching awards. The University of Illinois recognized him as a “Teacher Ranked as Excellent.” At Berkeley, he received the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award.
Professor Rushin holds a Ph.D. and J.D. from Berkeley, where he was a member of the California Law Review. He also holds a B.A. from the University of Texas.