Fair Housing Legal Support Center & Clinic


The mission of the Fair Housing Legal Support Center is to educate the public on fair housing law and to provide legal assistance to those private and public organizations and persons that are seeking to eliminate discriminatory housing practices.

Since its inception, the Center has presented local and national conferences bringing together leading scholars and practitioners to analyze cutting-edge issues involving discrimination in rental and sales transactions, accessible housing for persons with disabilities, fair lending and predatory lending practices and efficacious enforcement techniques. In addition, the Center has developed training workshops in response to the needs of the fair housing community at large.

Litigation Skills Effective Advocacy under Fair Housing Laws

This two and a half day workshop helps attorneys develop and hone the skills necessary to proceed in contested hearings or trials. Participants receive a case study and each is assigned to represent a client. Cases are prepared and presented during a mock fair housing trial by instructors that in the past have included judges, former HUD ALJ and practicing attorneys who are experience trying fair housing cases. Participants earn CLE credit including one hour of ethics credit.

Fall National Conference

This annual two day event held, late August/early October, features top fair housing professionals from the government, judicial and private sectors to analyze fair housing and fair lending laws and interrelated issues. Attendees may earn continuing legal education credits that may include ethics/professionalism hours.

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Fair Housing Legal Clinic
19 W. Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.786.2267
Email: fairhousingclinic@jmls.edu
Fax: 312.427.2236