Virginia M. Harding has been named associate director of the Center for Real Estate Law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. She will focus on student recruiting and advising, organizing programs and conferences for the Center, and matters related to curriculum. Harding has more than 35 years of experience as a real estate attorney representing developers and handling complex transactions with the Chicago law firm of Gould & Ratner LLP, where she will continue as Of Counsel. She previously served as a program consultant to the Real Estate Center at John Marshall, advising students and developing courses and programs. In addition, Harding taught JD, LLM and MS real estate courses as an adjunct professor. Harding has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois, a Master's degree from Northwestern University and a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School.