Prof. John F. Stinneford

Professor of Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law
John Stinneford

Professor Stinneford teaches and writes about criminal law, criminal procedure, and constitutional law, with a particular focus on the original meaning of the Cruel and Unusual Punishments Clause. His work has been published in numerous scholarly journals, including the Virginia Law Review, the Northwestern University Law Review, and the William & Mary Law Review. He has won several national awards for his writing, and has been cited by United States Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens (Ret.), state supreme courts, federal courts of appeal, and numerous scholars.

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 criminal procedure, federal criminal law, and Law & Literature. He has thrice been voted faculty graduation speaker by the third-year class at Florida, and has twice been a finalist for Professor of the Year.

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

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Publications and Multimedia
Crime & Punishment - Event Audio/Video
2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference
February 03, 2016
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