Center for Public Interest Law hosts criminal defense attorneys

On March 6, the Center for Public Interest Law invited four criminal defense attorneys to meet with students and share their experiences working in the field. Students received a great opportunity to gain career advice from successful practicing attorneys.

Criminal defense attorneys Molly Armour, Carol Brook, Jessica Hunter and Elizabeth Schroeder spoke to a packed room of students about the rewards and challenges of this line of work. Samantha Silverstein, a third year student and panel moderator, was particularly enthused by this year's discussion.

"This year's criminal defense panel was populated by strong women who each provided a unique perspective on the field. From a fearless private defender who suggested having a network of criminal defense comrades, to a Lake County Public Defender who touted the benefits of working at a smaller office--such as more likely employment and closer supervision--the panel was not to be missed."