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Fair Housing Program at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago Awarded 5th Consecutive HUD Grant

CHICAGO, April 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Support Center has been awarded its fifth consecutive grant from The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development to teach two three-credit hour Fair Housing & Fair Lending Courses at the law school to college and university students from the Chicago Metropolitan area.

Professor Michael Seng and Program Manager Tiffany Hughes will teach a minimum of 25 college and university students during the 2015 and 2016 spring semesters at no cost to the students. Credits from the course may be counted toward the student's undergraduate degree with the consent of their college or university.

For the spring 2015 semester, a total of 19 students were selected to participate in the course. The 19 students selected were recruited from the following colleges and universities: Northeastern University; the University of Illinois at Chicago; North Central University; Concordia University; Dominican University; Robert Morris University; Roosevelt University; and Wheaton College.

In addition to the course, the students must complete an education and outreach presentation on Fair Housing & Fair Lending law enforcement at their college or university or in the community. The purpose of these presentations is to educate other students, professors and people from the community about their right to fair housing. It also affords the students an opportunity to speak in public and to explain what they have learned in the class to others.

At the end of the course, the Fair Housing Center staff host a career night for students and alumni of previous courses to explore job and career opportunities in civil rights and in fair housing. The Center also assists interested students in obtaining internships with organizations that promote fair housing.

To learn more about the Fair Housing & Fair Lending Course, please call Professor Michael Seng at 312- 987-1446 or visit www.jmls.edu/fairhousing.

"The work that provided the basis for this publication was supported by funding under a grant with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The substance and findings of the work are dedicated to the public. The author and publisher are solely responsible for the accuracy of the statements and interpretations contained in this publication. Such interpretations do not necessarily reflect the views of the Federal Government."

CONTACT: Christine Kraly 312-427-2737 x 171Source: The John Marshall Law School-Chicago