University of Florida's Hamilton Center

John Stinneford

Senior Fellow
CSE E526

John Stinneford was the inaugural Director and current Senior Fellow of the Hamilton Center for Classical and Civic Education. He is also Professor of Law and Edward Rood Eminent Scholar Chair at UF’s Levin College of Law. He researches, teaches, and consults about legal ethics, criminal law, criminal procedure, and constitutional law. His work has been cited by the United States Supreme Court, several state supreme courts and federal courts of appeal, and numerous scholars. It has been published in numerous scholarly journals including the Georgetown Law Journal, the Northwestern University Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, the Notre Dame Law Review, and the William & Mary Law Review. The Stanford-Yale Junior faculty forum selected one of his articles as the best paper in the category of Constitutional History, and the AALS Criminal Justice Section named another article as the best paper in its Junior Scholars Paper Competition. In the fall of 2015, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Georgetown Law Center, Center for the Constitution.

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 Professional Responsibility, Criminal Procedure, Federal Criminal Law, Law & Literature, and White Collar Crime.


  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Ph.D. program)
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

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