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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 member 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.

Thyannda Mack
Assistant Director

Thyannda is responsible for Preparing to Practice (P2P), DePaul’s mandatory year-long 1L professional development course. In addition to P2P, Thyannda provides counseling to law students focusing on those with an interest in  intellectual property. Thyannda earned her J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law and her B.S. in Child, Adult, and Family Services from Iowa State University. While in law school, Thyannda participated in the Intellectual Property Law Society, Black Law Student Association, and Asian American Law Student Association. She has worked as an intellectual property law attorney in large law firms in Chicago and Kansas City. 

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.