Shelley Reinhart grew up in Berks County, northwest of Philadelphia, on a farm where her family had a small agribusiness. The values of hard work and fairness and the importance of community were instilled at a very young age.
Upon graduation from Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania, Shelley jumped at the opportunity to work for the City of Reading and help the local community. She worked in the city’s Division of Community Development and became a supervisor managing the Blighted Property Program. Shelley implemented and ran an inspection program of all properties sold in the city, then designed and initiated the first data migration of files in the office from paper to digital.
Shelley became passionate about improving urban housing for the disadvantaged and ultimately chose to pursue a career in consumer law.
Shelley attended Temple University's Beasley School of Law and graduated in May 2016. She was elected President of the Student Bar Association, co-chair of the Women’s Law Caucus, and fundraising chair of the Student Public Interest Network.
Shelley accepted a legal internship with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection in Philadelphia. She also accepted an internship at Philadelphia Legal Assistance where she assisted low-income clients with a variety of needs. This solidified Shelley’s desire to practice in the field of consumer law, where she can help people who are victimized by corporate greed or deception.
During law school, Shelley also mediated small claims civil matters, landlord/tenant disputes, and private criminal complaints through the Philadelphia Municipal Court.
J.D., Temple University
B.A. in Political Science, cum laude, Albright College
Antonin Scalia's Constitutional Textualism: The Problem of Justice to Posterity
Intergenerational Justice Review. 2012.1 (2012): 17-22. Web. 16 Dec. 2012.
Northeastern Political Science Conference
Draft presentation, Boston, MA 2010
Ms. Reinhart is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Benjamin F. Levy Scholarship
Shelley received this scholarship for providing extraordinary service to the LAW school community.
The Honorable Clifford Scott Green Scholarship
Shelley received this award for commitment to public interest and pro bono legal service for Temple Law students who demonstrate superior academic achievement.
The Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter Summer Public Interest Fellowship
Ms. Reinhart was honored for her dedication to work in the public interest.
The Albert M. Cohen Memorial Award
Shelley was awarded for outstanding service to the School of Law in the Student Bar Association
Rubin Public Interest Law Honor Society Fellow
Ms. Reinhart was honored for exceptional dedication to public service.
Shelley was awarded this scholarship for community service, leadership, strength of character, and commitment to excellence.
Ms. Reinhart is a member of the American Bar Association. She is an active member of the Temple Law Alumni Association Executive Board.