Shannah Sacco is a J.D. Candidate graduating in December of 2023 from the University of Illinois, at Chicago, School of Law (“UIC”) & planning to sit the February 2024 Bar Exam. Shannah was hired to work for Binational Institute of Human Development in March of 2023 to aid in advocacy and legal work. During her time in law school, Shannah had the opportunity to lead, as Vice President, UIC’s chapter of the Law School Mental Health Association (“LSMHA”) to assist current and future matriculating law students manage their mental health. Shannah brings vast experience, knowledge, and passion, in terms of her advocacy work. She had the opportunity to work advocating for the wrongfully convicted as a student legal extern with Illinois Innocence Project, worked as a political affairs intern which led to a regional director position for the Borgen Project, political advocacy for local senate campaigns, and national disability advocacy with the National Council on Disability. In addition to her advocacy work, Shannah has broad experience in a number of legal areas including immigration law, family law, workers compensation, corporate and securities, labor and employment, estate planning, disability, and health law. Shannah is a published legal writer through the Illinois State Bar Association and Decalogue Society to which she is a member. Other society memberships Shannah is a part of include; American Immigration Lawyers Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Decalogue Society, Health Law Society, and PI KAPPA DELTA.