Susan Marie Connor
The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
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.
Zoning, in Illinois Municipal Law: Annexation, Zoning and Regulatory Authority (Stephen H. Diamond ed., 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 (Michael Seng et al. eds., East Hall Press 2011)
Takings, in Illinois Municipal Law (Stephen H. Diamond ed., Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education 2010)
Speaker: "Bullying: Contours of the Problem and Using the Law and Social Science Research to Ameliorate It," JMLS Faculty Works in Progress (April 2013)
Moderator: 12th Kratovil Conference on Real Estate Law & Practice: 40th Anniversary Quiet Revolution in Zoning and Land Use Regulation, "Chicago and the Midwest," John Marshall Law School (September 2011)
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