ANGELA REILLY is an Associate at Edelson PC where her work focuses on consumer class actions and government actions.
Angela received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where she dedicated her time to providing criminal and civil legal services to indigent clients. Angela was involved with the school’s clinical program, specifically the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Project. Here, she represented adolescents accused of crimes and advocated for reform of the juvenile justice system. Further, Angela interned at Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago, where she helped clients enforce their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Fair Housing Act.
Angela also conducted research for Professor Genevieve Lakier on a variety of First Amendment issues, and externed for the Honorable Sophia H. Hall in the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Before law school, Angela worked on multiple research projects that ultimately inspired her legal career. During that time, she published multiple papers in peer-reviewed psychology journals.
Angela graduated from the University of Notre Dame, where she earned her B.A. in psychology. She completed a thesis titled, “Schadenfreude as a Moral Emotion: Moral Identity and the Experience of Pleasure at the Misfortune of Rivals”.
- Guest on Non-Compliant Podcast, “The One Where We Discuss How to be a Successful Summer Associate” (June 23, 2022).
Awards and Honors:
- Angela received Pro Bono Honors from the University of Chicago Law School, which is awarded to graduating students who complete 250 or more pro bono hours; Angela completed 500 hours.