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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

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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


Segregation in the Chicago Metropolitan Area—Some Immediate Measures to Reverse this Impediment to Fair Housing (The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Support Center 2013)

Cases and Materials on Fair Housing and Fair Lending (Self-published 6th ed. supp. 2013)

A Layperson's Guide to Fair Housing Law (The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Support Center 2010)

More Publications


Co-Speaker: Downers Grove Real Estate Board, Mock Fair Housing Hearing, Downers Grove, IL (April 2013) (with Alison Bethel)

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