Shawn Fields teaches Immigration Law, Asylum Law, and Criminal Procedure. He writes about the Fourth Amendment, Second Amendment, federal immigration power, asylum law, criminal justice reform, and separation of powers. He has authored over a dozen articles, presented his research at universities throughout the United States and the African continent, and has been quoted by Reuters, the North State Journal, Carolina Press, and local television and radio outlets.
Professor Fields also teaches in Campbell Law School’s internationally recognized Trial Advocacy department, and he recently taught International Human Rights Law and Comparative Law as part of Campbell’s inaugural study abroad program in Ghana. Prior to coming to Campbell, Professor Fields taught Legal Writing & Research at the University of San Diego School of Law, served on the Community Review Board on Police Practices in San Diego, appeared by appointment of the California Supreme Court as a criminal appellate specialist on behalf of indigent defendants, and served as the Country Director for an international refugee rights NGO in Tanzania. Professor Fields began his career at Latham & Watkins in San Francisco, where he practiced in the white collar crimes and securities litigation departments.