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Lorri Scott
Instructor, Paralegal Studies

Specialties: Criminal law and family law.

Teaching full time at CLC since: 2012; previously taught for 10 years at the College of DuPage, Roosevelt University and Kaplan University. She has substantive experience with online, hybrid and traditional course delivery.

Subjects taught at CLC: Litigation, law office technology, legal research and drafting legal documents.

Other professional experience: Lawyer with experience as a solo practitioner; concentrating in criminal defense and family law, as a staff attorney with the Cook County Public Guardian’s Office and as a hearing officer with the Illinois Toll Authority. Active member of the American Bar Association, Lake County Bar Association and the American Association for Paralegal Education.

Education: B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a J.D. from the Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law.

Main goal in teaching: My main goal is to help students understand and appreciate that education is a way of life rather than a journey to a job. I encourage students to become critical thinkers and lifetime learners. I am hopeful that students leave my classroom without focusing merely on what was taught but focusing on how to think about what was taught.

Gayle Miller
Instructor, Paralegal Studies

Specialties: Paralegal studies, criminal law and school law.

Teaching full time at CLC since: 2005; previously taught paralegal studies at Harper College and school law at Aurora University.

Subjects taught at CLC: Introductory paralegal studies, legal research and writing, criminal litigation, paralegal internship and the capstone course

Other professional experience: Criminal defense attorney for more than 20 years; continues to practice law in this field on a part-time basis in Lake County. Served as assistant public defender in Cook County from 1989-98. Professor Miller is an active member in the American Bar Association, having served on the organization’s approval commission that serves the ABA Standing Committee on Paralegals (2010-2013). She is also chair of the associate member committee of the Lake County Bar Association and serves as trustee to the board of directors of the Lake County Bar Foundation. An immediate past president of the Association of Women Attorneys in Lake County, Professor Miller is an active member of the American Association for Paralegal Education.

Education: B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago; juris doctor, IIT Chicago Kent College of Law.

What inspires me about my field: What excites me most about teaching is that I get to witness the awesome presence of emerging potential, and the transformation from student to polished professional time and time again.