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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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Cuba's New Revolutionary Chant: "Open For Business", __ Wash. U. J.L. & Policy __ (forthcoming 2014)

Cuba 50 Years Later: From Revolution to Evolution (or 'Year 55 of the Revolution'), 12 Seattle J. Soc. Just. __ (forthcoming 2014)

Checking Out of the Exception to 3-104: Why Parties Should Be Able to Negotiate Whether Checks Should Be Payable on Demand, 3 Colum. J. Race & L. 73 (2013)

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Speaker: The Midwestern People of Color (MWPOC) Legal Scholarship Conference, "Cuba Revisited: Year 55 of the Revolution, Rethinking Critical Scholarship Amid Cultural and Professional Transformations," Indiana Tech Law School – Fort Wayne, Indiana (April 2014)

Speaker: Conference on U.S.-Cuba Policy, Havana, Cuba (December 2013)

Panelist: 2013 LatCrit Biennial Conference, "Cuba Revisited: From Revolution to Evolution," Chicago, IL (October 2013)

Panelist: 2013 LatCrit Biennial Conference, "Peripheral Visions: From Margin to Center Panel," Chicago, IL (October 2013)

Panelist: 2013 LatCrit Biennial Conference, "Resistance Rising: Theorizing and Building Cross-Sector Movements," Chicago, IL (October 2013)

Speaker: "Cuba Revisited: From Revolution to Evolution," JMLS Faculty Works in Progress Series (April 2013)

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