Professor Rushin specializes in policing, criminal law and 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. His forthcoming book, entitled Federal Intervention in American Police Departments (Cambridge University Press), evaluates the U.S. Justice Department's use of structural reform litigation to fight police misconduct.
A number of national media outlets have featured his research or expertise, including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the L.A. Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Boston Globe, and NPR.
Professor Rushin holds a Ph.D. and J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. Before joining the faculty at Alabama, he taught at the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was recognized as a “Teacher Ranked as Excellent.”