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Sheila Foster is a Professor of Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University. She holds a joint appointment with Georgetown's Law Center and McCourt School of Public Policy.  She teaches courses on Property Law, State and Local Government, and Urban Law and Policy.

During the 2021-2022 academic year, she served as the inaugural Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Law Center.

She also serves as the faculty advisor to the Georgetown Project on State and Local Government Policy and Law (SALPAL) and is an affiliated researcher with the Global Cities Initiative and The Earth Commons Institute.

Professor Foster is a Founding Editor of SLoGLaw Blog, dedicated to developments in state and local government law.

Foster's influential scholarship is published in top law journals like Yale, Berkeley, Harvard, Notre Dame and in books by NYU Press, MIT press, Cambridge University Press, and Oxford University Press. 

Prior to joining Georgetown, Foster was a University Professor and the Albert A. Walsh Professor of Real Estate, Land Use and Property Law at Fordham University. During her tenure at Fordham, she co-directed the Urban Law Center, established the university-wide Urban Consortium, and served for six years as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and then Vice Dean at the Law School. Prior to joining Fordham, she was a Professor of Law at the Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey.

Foster received her B.A. in English with honors from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

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