As part of the College of Law’s Institute for Advocacy & Dispute Resolution, nine students shadowed judges at the Criminal Division of the Cook County Circuit Court on Tuesday, March 13th. Students were able to meet and ask questions of Acting Presiding Judge Kazmierski, Judge Hill, and Judge Fox, who runs all nineteen of the specialty courts.
“I thought the day was great,” says Jeffrey Boucher (’13). “I enjoyed speaking with the judges and hearing their thoughts and advice.”
The students also observed a variety of evidentiary and status hearings, a 402 conference, and a felony jury trial.
“I had a wonderful time during the Shadow a Judge trip,” says Samuel Jackson (’13). “It was the first time that I had the opportunity to talk to a judge in his office about the law and the work that goes on in the courtroom. I highly recommend it to anyone who has yet to work in court.”
Events take place every spring and fall semester. Please contact Natalie Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 362-8312 if you are interested in participating in fall 2012.