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Politics and International Relations

Stephanie Caparelli

Stephanie Caparelli

Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics
Chair of Legal Studies
Advisor, Pre-Law



Criminal law, trial law, politics


Trial Practice Institute, National Criminal Defense College, Mercer Law School
JD, Chicago-Kent College of Law
BA, Politics and Communication, summa cum laude, Lake Forest College

Courses Taught

First Year Studies 198: Chicago Trials, Criminal Division
Communication 387: Rhetoric of Law
Politics 361: The First Amendment
Politics 270: Race and Criminal Justice
Politics 269: Testimonies and Trials
Politics 266: The Judiciary
Politics 260: Intro to Legal Studies
Politics 120: Introduction to American Politics

Honors and Positions

Moot Court Honor Society semifinalist, William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition, Minnesota
Charles Evans Hughs Oral Argument Competition finalist
Best Advocate, Intensive Trial Advocacy, 2006
Kent Justice Foundation Fellowship
Phi Beta Kappa, Lake Forest College, 2004

Invited Talks

“Lying is the  New Black: How Interrogators Victimize the Vunerable,”    Robert B. Glassman Memorial Brain, Mind, and Behavior Symposium,     Lake Forest College, November 2015

“Confessing to a Crime You Didn’t Commit: A Case Study Analysis in Interrogations and False Confession,” Lake Shore Unitarian Society, Winnetka Community House, January 2019.