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10th annual Law Day at South Suburban College draws 165 attendees

Information provided by South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (May 11, 2023) – The South Suburban College (SSC) Legal Studies department hosted the 10th annual Law Day on Tuesday, May 2, 2023. Law Day celebrates the role of law in society and cultivates a deeper understanding of the legal profession.

Attendees from five local high schools visited the college’s main campus, including Bremen, Oak Forest, Rich Township, TF South, and Tinley Park. SSC Legal Studies students from the Court Reporting, Criminal Justice, and Paralegal programs also attended the event. There were over 165 attendees in total.

Sessions and discussion

The event included live Q & A sessions with Illinois Appellate Court Justices Hyman, Walker, and Johnson via Zoom. A talk by Operation Greylord undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, author, and attorney Terrance Hake was also held. Operation Greylord was one of the most important cases in the history of Cook County, uncovering corruption in the criminal justice courts system.

Mid-day featured various lunch-and-learn sessions including pizza and discussions with assistant state’s attorney Thomas Darman, paralegal-turned-attorney Schylon Lane, and Legal Studies faculty member Ian Sharping regarding cyber security. There was also a live demonstration by Illinois official court reporters.

Event attendees had the opportunity to walk through a fictitious crime scenario organized by the Illinois State Police (ISP). Students explored the mock crime scene noting evidence. They then reconvened with ISP Master Sergeant Melville who explained what a trained crime scene investigator would have found and deduced. The festivities concluded with a Zoom session featuring litigation paralegal Tracy Oprea, and entertainment law attorney Patrice Perkins.

Legal studies at SSC

Current and prospective students can learn what SSC has to offer in the legal field at one of the following upcoming events:

The South Suburban College Main Campus is located at 15800 South State Street in South Holland, IL. The South Suburban College Oak Forest Center is located at 16333 South Kilbourn Avenue in Oak Forest, IL.

For more information about Law Day or the SSC Legal Studies department, contact Becky Walters, J.D. at [email protected] or call (708) 596-2000, ext. 2579.

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