Professor Stinneford teaches and writes about criminal law, criminal procedure, and constitutional law, with a particular focus on the original meaning of the Cruel and Unusual Punishments Clause. His work has been published in numerous scholarly journals, including the Virginia Law Review, the Northwestern University Law Review, and the William & Mary Law Review. He has won several national awards for his writing, and has been cited by United States Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens (Ret.), state supreme courts, federal courts of appeal, and numerous scholars.
Before joining the Florida faculty in 2009, Stinneford clerked for the Hon. James Moran of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, served as an Assistant United States Attorney, and practiced law with Winston & Strawn in Chicago. Stinneford teaches first-year courses in criminal law and constitutional law, and upper-level courses in criminal procedure, federal criminal law, and Law & Literature. He has thrice been voted faculty graduation speaker by the third-year class at Florida, and has twice been a finalist for Professor of the Year.
- J.D., Harvard Law School
- M.A., Harvard University
- B.A., University of Virginia
Cruel and New: Why Supermax, Lethal Injection, and Mass Incarceration Violate the Original Meaning of the Eighth Amendment (but the Firing Squad Doesn't)
Georgetown Student ChapterGeorgetown Law
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Washington, DC 20001
Don't Make a Federal Case Out of It! Federalism, Subsidiarity, and Federal Prosecution of Street Crime.
St. Thomas-MN Student ChapterUniversity of St. Thomas School of Law (Minneapolis)
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Minneapolis, MN 55403
Michigan State Student ChapterMichigan State University College of Law, Room 345
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Indiana-Indianapolis Student ChapterIndiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
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Indianapolis, IN 46202
Toledo Student ChapterThe University of Toledo College of Law
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Toledo, OH 43606
2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference
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Short video featuring John Stinneford explaining the jury selection process
University of Florida law professor John Stinneford explains the jury selection process, including the Batson...
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SCOTUScast 5-7-15 featuring John Stinneford
On April 29, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Glossip v. Gross. This...
SCOTUScast 4-3-15 featuring John Stinneford
On January 13, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Whitfield v. United States....