Prof. Tom Wilson Participates in Housing Rights Conference
On September 8, 2006, Professor Lloyd (Tom) Wilson moderated a panel discussion at a conference entitled, “What King Wrought—The Impact of the Summer of 1966 on Housing Rights.” The conference was held to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s march on Chicago for fair housing and the 20th anniversary of the enactment of Chicago’s groundbreaking Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance. The conference was hosted by the John Marshall School of Law Fair housing Legal Support Center and the Center for Real Estate Law.
Wilson’s panel was entitled, “The State of Tenants’ Rights Today and in the Future—Is the Reform in Rights a Guarantee?” Also participating in the panel were Mary Spector, Southern Methodist University School of Law, Mary Zulack, Columbia School of Law, Kathleen Clark, Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing, and Michael Pensack, Illinois Tenants Union. In addition to moderating the panel, Prof. Wilson spoke on the status of an implied warranty of habitability in residential leases. More information about the conference is available on the John Marshall School of Law web site.