Stephen Rushin joined the faculty at the University of Alabama School of Law as an Assistant Professor in August of 2015. He specializes in policing, criminal law and procedure, privacy law, professional responsibility, labor law, 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, the Boston College Law Review, and the Fordham Law Review. 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. He has also written a number of shorter works and book chapters.
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, the Atlantic, PBS Frontline, NPR (including Morning Edition, Marketplace, and regional affiliates in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Georgia), the Baltimore Sun, the Christian Science Monitor, Al Jazeera America, HBO Vice, Time Magazine, the Cleveland Plaindealer, BBC America, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and the Chicago Sun.
Professor Rushin has received numerous teaching awards. As a Visiting Assistant Professor, the University of Illinois recognized him as a “Teacher Ranked as Excellent.” As a graduate student instructor 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.