Criminal Law Program

Photo of Criminal Law class at Hillcrest High School

Sergeant Jones visited Mr. Schodrof's Criminal Law class at Hillcrest High School. Students learned about careers in law enforcement and what police officers do on a day to day basis.

Hillcrest Criminal Law Class

Edward Schodrof, Criminal Law teacher at Hillcrest took his students to the Cook County Court House on 26th street and California. The students were given a tour of the court house.  After their tour, the students had the opportunity to observe a criminal trial in progress.  Judge Toya T. Harvey took time to answer student questions regarding careers in the legal field. Newly appointed Deputy Governor Jesse Ruiz was also on hand to discuss careers in government with the students.    

CLAW class group photo 

Criminal Law (CLAW) students frequently learn from professionals in the neighboring community about a variety of skills. Recently, students were taught about fingerprinting by Midlothian Police Officer, Ryan Gulli. Officer Gulli showed students proper fingerprinting techniques and allowed them to fingerprint themselves. Students were even able to dust for prints just like they do on television shows such as Law & Order: SVU and CSI. Officer Gulli is a reoccurring guest speaker in all three of Dr. Chad Augustine's Criminal Law classes. 
Students also regularly visit community organizations such as the Midlothian Police Department where they can learn from professionals in the field, discuss career options, and tour facilities they may one day find themselves working in.