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Celeste Hammond

Professor of Law

Director, Center for Real Estate Law

John Marshall Law School


Research Interest

Celeste Hammond practiced law in Chicago for eight years before joining the John Marshall Law School faculty. She was a leader in creating the Center for Real Estate Law in 1995 and serves as the founding director. Professor Hammond is active as a fellow in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), Lambda Alpha International Land Economics Society and Commercial Real Estate Executive Women (CREW) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). She has chaired subcommittees of the ABA Section on Real Property Probate and Trust Law. She was chair of Chicago Bar Association Real Property Law Committee and president of the Chicago Mortgage Attorneys Association. She is a Fellow of the ABA Foundation and was elected recently to the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE).
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