Linda R. CraneProfessor Emeritus
BAS, University of Illinois
MM, Northwestern University
JD, Northwestern University
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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