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 Vincentís resources tab. Contact Law Career Services at (312) 362-8385 to schedule an advising appointment.
Assistant Dean and Director
Bill joined 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. He is a frequent contributor to the NALP Bulletin and writes a bimonthly column for the National Law Journal. Bill received a Bachelor of Arts in history from Cornell University. At DePaul, Bill also teaches in the LARC program. When Bill is not busy assisting students and alumni with their job searches, he is a local theatre and musical theatre performer.
Shannon M. Schaab
Shannon advises day and evening students and recent alumni on career planning, job search strategies and interviewing skills. She is also the primary contact for students interested in post-graduate judicial clerkships at both the federal and state level. Shannon received her JD from DePaul where she served as the managing editor of Notes and Comments for the DePaul Law Review. She joined DePaul Law Career Services after serving as the associate director of career services at another Chicago law school. Prior to becoming a career development professional, Shannon practiced law as a staff attorney at The Pampered Chef, Ltd. She also worked as a litigation associate at Ungaretti & Harris LLP and Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson (now Seyfarth Shaw LLP). Shannon spent nearly five years as the sole law clerk to the Honorable George M. Marovich in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. During that time, she also taught legal research and writing to first-year law students.
Bonnie I. Tunick
Bonnie is instrumental in programming at DePaul College of Law, including the inaugural Preparing to Practice Course for first-year students. In addition to counseling law students and alumni, she provides career development support as a mentor through DePaulís ASK (Alumni Sharing Knowledge) Program and as a professional advisor to students in DePaulís School for New Learning, where she will start teaching Nonprofit Management in January 2015. 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. She was presented DePaulís College of Law Excellence in Staff Service Award at graduation in May 2014. Bonnie earned her JD from Northwestern University School of Law and 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.
Assistant Director of Recruiting
Elizabeth directs all stages of employer interview programs. 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 Womenís Law Caucus and the Public Interest Law Association, co-chaired PILAís auction board, and was a member of the Center for Public Interest Law Committee receiving the Distinguished Senior Service Award and Chancellorís 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.
Assistant Director of Alumni and Student Counseling
Kevin joined DePaul after five years working as a litigation attorney in both the public and private sectors. He began his legal career at Latham & Watkins LLP working on complex commercial litigation cases. He also served as the chair of the firmís asylum law committee and represented numerous refugees. After his time at Latham & Watkins, Kevin worked as the assistant regional counsel for the Social Security Administration, where he handled federal district and circuit court appellate litigation matters. Kevin is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law and was a member of the Law Review. He was the recipient of a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship and earned his masterís degree in international politics from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Kevin received his bachelorís degree in anthropology from the University of Iowa and was captain of the Iowa menís gymnastics team. When Kevin is not advising students and alumni, you will find him writing or hiking.
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, Loyolaís credit union and R.R. Donnelley. She has a BS in accounting from Northern Illinois University.