John F. Stinneford
Associate Professor of Law
Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Center
Mailing Address: Box #117625 Gainesville, FL 32611
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- J.D., Harvard Law School
- M.A., Harvard University
- B.A. University of Virginia.
Teaching and Scholarship
- Criminal Law
- Criminal Procedure
- Constitutional Law
- University of Florida: Joined College of Law in 2009 as Assistant Professor
- Member, Executive Committee, AALS Section on Criminal Justice.
- Admitted to Practice: Illinois, Ohio, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Professor John Stinneford teaches and writes about Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Constitutional Law. His scholarship on the Cruel and Unusual Punishments Clause has been published in leading law journals including the Virginia Law Review and the Northwestern University Law Review. His work has been selected for inclusion in the Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum and has won Call for Papers competitions sponsored by the American Association of Law Schools Criminal Justice Section and by the Southeastern Association of Law Schools. Professor Stinneford received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his B.A. from the University of Virginia. Prior to joining the University of Florida, he practiced criminal law in Chicago as an associate at Winston & Strawn and as an Assistant United States Attorney. He brings several years of prior law teaching experience to his current position at the University of Florida.
Criminal Procedure: Police and Police Practices – LAW 6111
Federal Criminal Law
Rethinking Proportionality under the Cruel and Unusual Punishments Clause, 97 Virginia L. Rev. 899 (2011)(winner, Association of American Law Schools Criminal Justice Section Junior Scholars Call for Papers Competition).
Evolving Away from Evolving Standards of Decency, 23 Federal Sentencing Reporter 87 (2010).
The Original Meaning of ‘Unusual’: The Eighth Amendment as a Bar to Cruel Innovation, 102 Northwestern Univ. L. Rev. 1739 (2008) (chosen for presentation at the 2008 Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum; winner, SEALS 2008 Call for Papers competition).
Incapacitation through Maiming: Chemical Castration, the Eighth Amendment, and the Denial of Human Dignity, 3 Univ. of St. Thomas L.J. 559 (2006) (symposium).
Subsidiarity, Federalism, and Federal Prosecution of Street Crime, 2 J. Cath. Soc. Thought 495 (2005) (symposium) (peer-reviewed).