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 and federal courts, and numerous scholars. Before joining the Florida faculty in 2009, Stinneford clerked for the Hon. James Moran of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, served as an Assistant U.S. 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.