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F. Willis Caruso

F. Willis Caruso

Clinical Professor
Co-Executive Director, Fair Housing Legal Support Center & Clinic
Director, Pro Bono Program & Clinic
The John Marshall Law School
315 S. Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.786.9842

BS, Northwestern University
JD, Northwestern University Law School


Professor Caruso formerly practiced law with the firms of Sidley & Austin, Caruso & Caruso, Isham Lincoln & Beale, and Keck Mahin & Cate. He served as the general counsel of the Chicago Housing Authority from 1991 to 1994 and the general counsel of the Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities from 1970 to 1991.

He has litigated more than 1000 fair housing cases, including Village of Arlington Heights v. Metropolitan Housing Development Corporation and Gladstone Realtors v. Village of Bellwood. He has published extensively, writing articles, practice handbooks, and textbooks on fair housing law.

Full Curriculum Vitae


Guide to Testing and Auditing (2010)

Cases and Materials on Fair Housing and Fair Lending (6th ed. 2009)

Forty Years of Fair Housing: Where Do We Go from Here? (with Professor Michael Seng), 18-2 J. of Affordable Housing & Community Dev. 235 (2009)

The John Marshall Law School Primer on Fair Housing Law, The John Marshall Law School Publications (2007)

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