Ben LeRoy

Adjunct Professor


Since graduating from the University of Illinois with both a JD and a MUP (Master of Urban Planning) in 2013, Ben LeRoy has worked for the City of Champaign Planning and Development Department. Following eight years as an associate planner whose primary responsibilities involved land use and transportation matters, he became the City’s Zoning Administrator in 2021.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities at the College of Law, Ben has taught both undergraduate and graduate classes at the UIUC Department of Urban and Regional Planning. He has also served on the board of the Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association, the Legislative Committee of that same organization, and as Director of the Illinois State Section of the American Planning Association. He is a frequent presenter at urban planning conferences and can be found on Twitter @LeRoyLandUse


JD, MUP, University of Illinois College of Law
BA, University of Michigan 


Land Use Planning