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Stephen Rushin
Assistant Professor
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Areas of Expertise:
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
Privacy Law

Stephen Rushin

Professor Rushin specializes in policing, criminal law, criminal procedure, and privacy law. His published work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Cornell Law Review (2017), California Law Review (2017), Boston College Law Review (2016), Minnesota Law Review (2015), and Fordham Law Review (2014). He has also authored a number of essays, book chapters, and shorter works. 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. 

His work or expertise has been featured in the Wall Street JournalLos Angeles TimesNew York TimesWashington PostNPRChicago TribunePBS FrontlineTime MagazineAl JazeeraBBC AmericaChristian Science MonitorBloomberg Business, Cleveland Plain DealerMinneapolis Star Tribune, Boston Globe, Chicago Sun, and Baltimore Sun, among others. Prominent civil rights and criminal justice organizations, including the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Brotherhood of Police Officers, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, have cited his work in court filings and public reports.  

Professor Rushin holds a Ph.D. and J.D. from Berkeley, where he was a member of the California Law Review and received various awards for academic performance. He also holds a B.A. from the University of Texas, where he graduated with honors. 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.”