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."