Sheilah O'Grady

Sheilah O'Grady, Honors Scholar, Class of 2006

Chicago-Kent Honors Scholar

Class of 2006

Ms. O’Grady received her B.S. in Psychology, summa cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago, where her senior thesis was on vengeance and capital punishment.  Prior to attending IIT Chicago-Kent, she worked in the Victim Witness Department of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.

During her time at Chicago-Kent, she continued to clerk at the State’s Attorney’s Office. She also worked in the Immigration Clinic with Professor Bernstein, and volunteered at the Self-Help Desk in the Daley Center.

After law school, Ms. Grady started her career as a member of the Medical Litigation Division of the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. Currently, she is a prosecutor for the State’s Attorney’s Office in District 5, Bridgeview. She lives on the South Side of Chicago with her son Daniel (whose labor started in Prof. Kling's Forensic Science class).

Writings

2006 Honors Scholars Seminar Paper

Dangerous Side Effects May Offur: The Real ID Act's Prescription for Changing Standards of Credibility and Corroboration in Asylum Law