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Linda R. Crane

Linda R. Crane

The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.987.2386

BAS, University of Illinois
MM, Northwestern University
JD, Northwestern University

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Linda Crane has authored numerous articles for law journals on various subjects, including family law, immigration law, legal education and civil rights. She is a frequent speaker on the subjects of civil rights, generally, and economic disparity and mortgage lending discrimination, in particular. In August 2000, at the request of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, she testified during its national hearings on predatory lending.

Professor Crane is a member of numerous non-profit boards, including the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Mac Cormac Business College, Chicago State University Foundation, and Midwestern People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, Inc. She is the past board president of the Cabrini-Green Tutoring Program, Legal Elections in All Precincts Research and Educational Fund, Inc. (Project LEAP), and the Central States Law Schools Association.

She is also a past chair of the Committee on Audit and Investment Policy for the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) in Washington, D.C. She is the recipient of numerous honors and awards; in 1999, Today's Chicago Woman Magazine selected her as one of the 100 Chicago Women Making a Difference.

Professor Crane joined the faculty in 1989. She served as associate dean for faculty development from 2004-2007. She teaches Property Law, Commercial Law, and Federal Securities Regulation.

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Checking Out of the Exception: Why Parties Should Be Able to Negotiate Whether Checks Should Be Payable On Demand, Loyola University-Chicago Law Journal (forthcoming)

Law School Deaning: Accepting the Job and Key First Steps -- Be Careful What You Wish For!, Seattle University School of Law Law Review (Fall 2008)

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Presenter: Athens Institute of Education and Research Conference on Law, "Lessons From America: How Recent Reforms to the Check Collection Process Have Hurt Consumers and Contributed to the Current Financial Crisis in the United States," Athens, Greece (July 2008)

Panelist: Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, "Teaching for Change: Training Leaders in the Social Justice Movement," North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham (April 2008)

Panelist: "Advising Women Entering the Legal Profession," The John Marshall Law School (February 2008)

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