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Allison Bethel

Allison  Bethel

Clinical Professor
Director, Fair Housing Clinic

The John Marshall Law School
315 S. Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312.427.2737

BS, Northwestern University
JD, University of Florida Levin College of Law

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While in law school, Allison Bethel received numerous awards for advocacy. She started her legal career in the private sector, specializing in civil trial work, including personal injury, commercial litigation, and condominium issues. In 1996, she joined the Florida Attorney General's Eminent Domain Division, representing the Florida Department of Transportation in million-dollar property acquisitions. In 1998, then Attorney General Robert Butterworth appointed Professor Bethel assistant director of the Civil Rights Division and promoted her to director in 2000. Professor Bethel joined the John Marshall faculty in April 2008 and directs the Fair Housing Clinic's work supervising students as they litigate fair housing cases.


Housing Discrimination: What's intent got to do with it?, 160 The Chicago Daily Bulletin (March 6, 2014)


Speaker: Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission, "Overview of the Federal and Iowa Fair Housing Law," Cedar Rapids, IA

Speaker: Association of Real Estate Educators Annual Conference, (May 2013)

Speaker: Wisconsin Fair Housing Network Conference, Kenosha, WI (April 2013)

Co-Speaker: Downers Grove Real Estate Board, Mock Fair Housing Hearing, Downers Grove, IL (April 2013) (with F. Willis Caruso)

Speaker: People United to Save Humanity (PUSH) (February 2013)

Speaker: Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) (November 2012)

Speaker: Fair Housing Program, Cedar Rapids, IA (November 2012)

Speaker: Access Living Conference (November 2012)

Speaker: Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV) (November 2012)

Moderator: JMLS Fall Conference: "From Fair Lending to Fair Housing," "From Foreclosure to Fair Lending Advocacy, Organizing and the Pursuit of Equitable Access to Credit" (September 2012)

Panelist: NCALJ/National Association of Women Judges' Program (August 2012)

Speaker: Fair Housing Tester Training Program, Davenport, IA (May 2012)

Speaker: Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) (April 2012)

Speaker: JMLS Program: Investigating Fair Housing Complaints (February 2012)

Speaker: Association of Real Estate Educators Annual Meeting, Tinley Park, IL (June 2012)

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