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Cecil Hunt

Cecil  Hunt

Associate Professor
The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.360.2665

AB, Harvard University
JD, Boston College Law School


After law school, where he was an editor of the Third World Law Journal, Cecil Hunt worked in private practice in the Boston area for eight years, specializing in real estate and banking law. He was an assistant professor at the University of Puget Sound Law School from 1988-1991 and an associate professor at Touro Law School from 1991-1997.

Professor Hunt was a visiting associate professor at Suffolk University Law School during the 1997-1998 academic year and then joined the faculty as an associate professor the following year. From 1998-2004, Professor Hunt taught courses in Property, Banking Law, Lending Discrimination, and Race and the Law, as well as founding and directing a summer law school preparatory program aimed at minority and other nontraditional entering first-year students. He also directed a four-week residential summer program sponsored by the Council on Legal Education Opportunity. Active as a faculty adviser and moot court team coach, Professor Hunt has received many teaching honors.

In addition to his community service work and membership in various bar associations, he is a frequent speaker and presenter at programs and conferences, often appears on television, and has hosted a weekly live radio show on legal issues.

Professor Hunt joined the John Marshall faculty in 2004. He teaches Property and Secured Transactions.

Full Curriculum Vitae


"Respect, Honor, Dignity, Violence and Youthful Gang Offenders in the Honor Cultures of Urban Street Gangs" in Legal Theory, Practice, and Education, Atiner (2011)

"Unmasking the Lie: Dred Scott and the Antebellum Southern Honor Culture" in The Dred Scott Case: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Race and Law, Ohio University Press (2010)

A Poverty of Respect: Human Rights, Honor, Dignity and Respect in the Israeli - Palestinian Conflict, 71 Alb. L. Rev. 861 (2008)

No Right to Respect: Dred Scott and the Southern Honor Culture, 42 New Eng. L. Rev. 79 (2007)

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