Part-time Faculty A-M
Aisha Cornelius Edwards
Title/s: Supervising Attorney for Criminal Defense at Cabrini Green Legal Aid
Aisha Cornelius Edwards currently works as the Supervising Attorney for Criminal Defense at Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA). She provides direct representation to clients for felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile matters including delinquency and parole violations. She further supervises the handling of defense matters by other staff, fellow, and volunteer attorneys as well as law student interns. Additionally, she conducts community outreach and education about the criminal legal system in Cook County. Aisha was previously employed as an Assistant State’s Attorney with Cook County for eight (8) years. While there, she gained experience in various levels of criminal litigation by handling hundreds of trials, motions, and hearings on various criminal and traffic matters. She is also experienced in preliminary hearings & grand jury indictments, special prosecution of hi-risk domestic violence matters, felony review, and criminal appeals. She has presented oral arguments in front of the Illinois Appellate and Supreme Courts.
JD Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2005.
Criminal Law Practicum