Prof. John F. Stinneford

Associate Professor of Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law

John F. Stinneford is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Professor Stinneford's areas of expertise include Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, the Eighth Amendment, Sentencing Law and Policy, and Evidence. Professor Stinneford's research focuses on constitutional limitations on the governmental power to inflict punishment. More specifically, Professor Stinneford's current scholarship focuses on the historical underpinnings of the Eighth Amendment's Cruel and Unusual Punishments Clause, as well as the Due Process Clause of the 5th and 14th Amendments.

Prior to joining the University of Florida, Professor Stinneford practiced criminal law for several years, first in private practice, and then as a federal prosecutor.

  • J.D., Harvard Law School
  • M.A., Harvard University
  • B.A., University of Virginia

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Upcoming Events
2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference
January 22-23, 2016 - Register now!
January 22, 2016
The Future of the Eighth Amendment Jurisprudence
Chicago Student Chapter
February 11, 2016
Publications and Multimedia
Jury Selection & Batson v. Kentucky
Short video featuring John Stinneford explaining the jury selection process
November 04, 2015
Supreme Court Preview: What Is in Store for October Term 2015? - Audio/Video
Co-Sponsored by the Faculty Division and the Practice Groups
September 30, 2015
Glossip v. Gross - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 5-7-15 featuring John Stinneford
May 07, 2015
Whitfield v. United States - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 4-3-15 featuring John Stinneford
April 03, 2015
Whitfield v. United States - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 1-13-15 featuring John Stinneford
January 13, 2015
Balancing Privacy and Security - Event Audio/Video
2014 Annual Student Symposium
March 25, 2014
Miller v. Alabama - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 07-13-12 featuring John Stinneford
July 13, 2012
Jackson v. Hobbs and Miller v. Alabama - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 03-28-12 featuring John Stinneford
March 28, 2012
Graham v. Florida - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 05-26-10 featuring John F. Stinneford
May 26, 2010