Sarah Holst Schryer

Adjunct Professor


Sarah Holst Schryer received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2007. As a law student, she was a member of the University of Illinois Law Review, Trial Team, and a LaFave Scholar. Schryer has many years of experience as a criminal prosecutor at the state and federal level. She served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Tazewell County, Illinois for more than a decade, where she prosecuted a variety of offenses before becoming the lead prosecutor of crimes against children in Tazewell county. In that role, she prosecuted and tried complex crimes against children, including predatory criminal sexual assault, aggravated battery, and murder. Schryer is a past member of the Central Illinois Elder Abuse Fatality Review Team and the Illinois State Bar Association’s Child Law Section Council. Schryer also focused on prosecution of child exploitation offenses as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois, where she served as the Project Safe Childhood Coordinator for the District and prosecuted federal crimes including child pornography and attempts to sexually traffic children. 


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