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Susan Marie Connor

Susan Marie Connor

The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.987.2375

BA, Albertus Magnus College
MA, Political Science, University of Hawaii
MA, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Hawaii
JD, University of Hawaii


Passionate about both civil rights and teaching, Susan Connor brings considerable litigation experience to the classroom. Immediately after law school, she was engaged in private practice in Honolulu, Hawaii, focusing on civil rights and land use law. She then served as an assistant state's attorney in Lake County (Illinois), where she was responsible for the county's land use litigation.

Professor Connor has authored articles and books on zoning and subdivision controls, housing discrimination, and employment discrimination, most recently contributing chapters to several land use and municipal law books published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. For several years she wrote a monthly online publication, Flashpoints: Employment Law, which surveys current developments in the field.

In addition to teaching and writing, she continues to do pro bono litigation, mostly involving employment discrimination and fair housing cases that implicate zoning restrictions. Professor Connor also is an urban planner and active with the American Planning Association, serving for many years as chair of its Amicus Curiae Committee.

Professor Connor joined the faculty in 1980. She teaches Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination, and Land Use Control.

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"Zoning" in Illinois Municipal Law: Annexation, Zoning and Regulatory Authority, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (2012)

"Property Rights: Land Use and Zoning in the United States" in One or Many: The Law and Structure of the European Union and the United States, East Hall Press (2011)

"Takings" in Illinois Municipal Law, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (2010)

"Employment Discrimination and Discharge" in Employment Law, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (2009)

"Employment Discrimination and Discharge" in Employment Termination, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (2008)

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