Advisory Board Member
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. During the 2021-2022 academic year, she served as the inaugural Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Law Center. 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. 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. Professor Foster writes in the areas of environmental law and justice, urban land use law and policy, and state and local government. She is a Founding Editor of SLoGLaw Blog, dedicated to developments in state and local government law. She also serves as the faculty advisor to the Georgetown Project on State and Local Government Policy and Law and is an affiliated researcher with the Global Cities Initiative and The Earth Commons Institute. Foster received her B.A. in English with honors from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.