Shawn Fields joined the Campbell Law faculty in the fall of 2018, where he teaches Immigration Law, Criminal Procedure, and Trial Advocacy. Prior to joining Campbell, Professor Fields taught at the University of San Diego School of Law.
Prior to joining the legal academy, Professor Fields spent several years as a civil litigator in California, taking several high-profile securities and fiduciary duties litigations to trial. Professor Fields also represented numerous asylum seekers in immigration courts in San Francisco and spent one year as the Country Director for a refugee rights legal aid nonprofit in rural Tanzania. More recently, Professor Fields has represented indigent criminal defendants on appeal by appointment of the Judicial Council of California, and served as a member of the Community Review Board on Police Practices in San Diego.
Professor Fields’s scholarly interests include evolving conceptions of immigrants’ rights, the extraterritorial application of the U.S. Constitution, the federal immigration power, the evolving conception of “reasonable suspicion” in a world of concealed carry laws and drug decriminalization, the “maximum police state,” and the intersection of the First and Second Amendments. His writings have been published or set for publication in several top law journals, including the Washington Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, Cardozo Law Review, and University of Richmond Law Review.