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Law Career Services advisors are all law school graduates with varying practice backgrounds. Each is available for scheduled appointments to assist students with resumes, cover letters, interview skills, job search strategies, mock interviews and a wide range of other services. Sample resumes and cover letters and guides on topics including interviewing, fellowships, business cards and more can be found in Vincent's resources tab. Contact Law Career Services at (312) 362-8385 to schedule an advising appointment.

Full-Time Staff

Shannon M. Schaab
Assistant Dean and Director

Shannon is an experienced legal career development professional and a proud alumna who received her JD, with highest honors, Order of the Coif, from DePaul in 1998 and served as the managing editor of notes and comments for the ​DePaul Law Review. Prior to joining DePaul Law Career Services, Shannon practiced law as a staff attorney at The Pampered Chef, Ltd. She also worked as a litigation associate at Ungaretti & Harris LLP (now Nixon Peabody LLP) and Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson (now Seyfarth Shaw LLP). Shannon spent nearly five years as the law clerk to the Honorable George M. Marovich in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. While a clerk, she also taught legal research and writing to first-year law students. Shannon's diverse legal background in private practice, in-house roles, and within the judicial branch gives her an unique perspective in her role as assistant dean and director of LCS. Shannon is also an active meber of both the Chicago Area Law School Consortium and the National Association for Law Placement (NALP). Her articles have been published frequently in the NALP Bulletin. She has also presented on a number of career services-related topics at NALP's Annual Education Conference and is currently both a Midwest representative on NALP's Regional Resource Council and a member of its Law School Employment Outcomes Task Force.

Bill Chamberlain
Senior Career Counselor and Adjunct Professor of Law

Bill joined DePaul as Assistant Dean and Director for Law Career Services in 2012 and in 2016 transitioned to a new role at the College of Law where he continues to counsel students and also teach in the legal writing (LARC) program.  He came to DePaul from Northwestern University School of Law where he was the assistant dean for career strategy. Prior to Northwestern, Bill headed up the career offices at The University of North Carolina School of Law and at The John Marshall Law School. Bill is an alumnus of Northwestern and practiced law for Schiff Hardin in Chicago and for The City of Chicago Law Department prior to entering the career services field. He is an active member of NALP, the Association for Legal Career Professionals, where he served on the Board of Directors and is a frequent contributor to the NALP Bulletin. Bill received a Bachelor of Arts in history from Cornell University. When Bill is not busy assisting students and alumni with their job searches, he is a local theatre and musical theatre performer.​

Bonnie I. Tunick
Assistant Director

Bonnie has been instrumental in the design, implementation, and administration of Preparing to Practice (P2P), DePaul’s mandatory year-long 1L professional development course.  In addition to counseling law students/alumni, and planning and conducting a variety of programs, she provides career development support as a mentor through DePaul’s ASK (Alumni Sharing Knowledge) program and as a professional advisor to students in DePaul’s School for New Learning, where she has also taught a course on nonprofit management.  She has been nominated at DePaul for the Women of Spirit and Action Award, Student Supervisor of the Year, and the Gerald Paetsch Academic Advising Award for exceptional advising in the university community. Bonnie earned her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She has worked as an attorney in large and small law firms, as senior in-house counsel for a Fortune 100 company, for a federal government agency, and as a sole practitioner. She also founded and ran a successful national public service charity and often consults for others starting their own. 

Adam Gratch
Assistant Director​

Adam is responsible for all stages of private sector employer outreach, recruitment, and interview programs. Adam is available to assist any employer in recruiting from DePaul’s robust student and recent alumni pool, and looks forward to every opportunity to talk to employers about the exceptional young professionals that DePaul has to offer. Adam’s primary interest in working with students and alumni is to help them develop the networking skills necessary to establish a successful career in the law. Adam graduated from DePaul University’s College of Law with a Juris Doctor in 2008 and, prior to joining the College of Law’s Career Services team, maintained a private law practice in the greater Chicago area focused on labor and employment litigation. While a student at DePaul, Adam interned with the Chicago Transit Authority’s in-house Law Department, where he learned the importance of both building a professional network and gaining practical legal experience while still in school. Adam is also a graduate of Grinnell College, a distinguished liberal arts college located in the corn fields of Iowa.  In addition to his work in Career Services, Adam teaches courses on Torts, Contracts, and Business Organizations for DePaul University’s Department of Continuing and Professional Education.

Elizabeth Boe
Assistant Director​

Elizabeth over sees public interest opportunities, in both the government and non-profit sectors, including fellowships. Additionally, Elizabeth is the primary manager of the office's online database management system. She received her JD from DePaul with a certificate in international and comparative law. While in law school, she served as the co-president of the Women's Law Caucus and the Public Interest Law Association, co-chaired PILA's auction board, and was a member of the Center for Public Interest Law Committee receiving the Distinguished Senior Service Award and Chancellor's Award for Service. She worked at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago specializing in elder consumer protection issues, Chicago Public Schools engaging with compliance and ethics matters, and in Law Career Services as a public interest coordinator. Elizabeth graduated cum laude from Beloit College with a BA in international relations and a minor in religious studies. During her time at Beloit, she was employed as a career advisor for the Office of Field and Career Services and interned for the L.I.F.T. bilingual charter school.​

Cindy Grimaud
Administrative Assistant
Cindy supports Law Career Services by working on various projects and programs. She also develops student and employer databases, coordinates student employment listings and is available to introduce office facilities to prospective students, current students and alumni. She assists in all aspects of the office administration. Before joining DePaul, Cindy worked in a variety of accounting positions for Loyola University Chicago, Loyola's credit union and R.R. Donnelley. She has a BS in accounting from Northern Illinois University.