Legal Advice From a CJS Alumni - Mock Trial Preparations

CJS students participate in a yearly mock trial where each student plays a part as either a lawyer or witness. The trials are written so that a verdict can be either "guilty" or "not guilty" depending on how a team prepares and presents their case. This is a two-day trial and both morning and afternoon program students participate during their respective times. 

Ms. Gentile is the owner of CSG Law Firm and a graduate of the Criminal Justice Studies 2012 class. In October 2023, students gathered for “Discovery Day” where both the prosecution and defense teams in class presented their evidence to Ms. Gentile. During her time with the students, she helped them prepare for the mock trial and also shared her experiences of how the Criminal Justice Studies program helped motivate and prepare her to enter the law field.