Shannon Bartlett received her JD summa cum laude from the DePaul University College of Law, her MA in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, and her BA in psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to entering academic administration, she practiced complex civil litigation at Jenner & Block and Valorem Law Group and served as a legal fellow at the ACLU of Illinois.
Ms. Bartlett served as the University of Chicago Law School's Associate Director of Student Affairs from 2010 to 2013, working closely with individual students and student organizations on programming and counseling. She subsequently served as Director of Diversity Education and Outreach at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. In that position, Ms. Bartlett spearheaded all of Northwestern Law's diversity and inclusion initiatives, including programming, student counseling, and advising student organizations. She served on several University-wide committees, including the Accessibility Council, the University Diversity Committee, and the Campus MLK Committee, and as a panel member of the Northwestern University Hearings and Appeals System. In 2015, she received the Northwestern Law Student Bar Association Staff Appreciation Award. In addition, Ms. Bartlett also has presented to various bar organizations and the Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission on topics related to cultural competence and cross-cultural lawyering.
A lifelong Midwesterner, she loves the City of Chicago, but nevertheless roots for the St. Louis Cardinals and anyone playing the Chicago Cubs.