Faculty and Administration Profiles

Stephen Rushin

Title/s:  Associate Professor of Law

Office #:  Corboy 1324

Phone: 312.915.7691


CV Link: Stephen Rushin CV


Professor Rushin specializes in police reform, criminal sentencing, and civil rights. At Loyola, he teaches Criminal Law, Evidence, and Police Accountability. His research has recently appeared or is forthcoming in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the California Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, the Duke Law Journal, and the Texas Law Review, among other journals. Cambridge University Press published his book, “Federal Intervention in American Police Departments,” in 2017. Numerous national media outlets have featured his research or expertise. Before joining Loyola in 2017, Professor Rushin taught at the University of Alabama School of Law and the University of Illinois College of Law.


BA, Texas
JD, Berkeley
PhD, Berkeley

Program Areas

Criminal Law
Police Accountability

Selected Publications

Professor Stephen Rushin’s SSRN webpage

State Attorneys General as Agents of Police Reform, 69 Duke Law Journal (forthcoming 2020) (with Jason Mazzone)

The Effects of Voluntary and Presumptive Sentencing Guidelines, 98 Texas Law Review (forthcoming 2020) (with Griffin Edwards and Joseph Colquitt)

Police Disciplinary Appeals, 167 University of Pennsylvania Law Review (forthcoming 2019)

Interrogating Police Officers, 87 George Washington Law Review (forthcoming 2019) (with Atticus DeProspo)

From Selma to Ferguson: The Voting Rights Act as a Blueprint for Police Reform, 105 California Law Review 263 (2017) (with Jason Mazzone)

De-Policing, 102 Cornell Law Review 721 (2017) (with Griffin Edwards)

Bathroom Laws as Status Crimes, 86 Fordham Law Review 1 (2017) (with Jenny Carroll)

Police Union Contracts, 66 Duke Law Journal 1191 (2017)

Using Data to Reduce Police Violence, 57 Boston College Law Review 117 (2016)

Structural Reform Litigation in American Police Departments, 99 Minnesota Law Review 1383 (2015)

Federal Enforcement of Police Reform, 82 Fordham Law Review 3189 (2014)