Based in the Open Society Foundation’s Budapest office, Marguerite Angelari is a senior legal officer with the Justice Initiative where she leads a project on abusive lending practices in Europe. This project combines strategic litigation, advocacy, and legal empowerment to ensure that states protect the human rights of borrowers in possession cases.
Previously at the Justice Initiative, Angelari launched and/or provided technical support to over 60 university-based law clinics in 25 countries. She served as the Goedert Elder Law Professor from 2000 to 2009 at Loyola University in Chicago, where she developed and directed the University’s Elder Law Clinic. Prior to this, she created and directed the Bruce A. Kaufman Center for Family Law at the Women’s Law Center of Maryland. Angelari has lectured and published on elder law, disability law, clinical legal education, and EU law related to consumer lending. She is the co-author of You and Your Aging Parents: The American Bar Association Guide to Legal, Financial, and Healthcare Issues (Random House, Spring, 2009) and was awarded the Leonard Jay Schrager Award of Excellence from The Chicago Bar Association and The Chicago Bar Foundation in 2009 for her public service.