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Sheila R. Foster

Sheila R. Foster


Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Urban Law and Policy

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Sheila R. Foster is the Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Urban Law and Policy at Georgetown. She holds a joint appointment with the Georgetown Law School and the McCourt Public Policy School. Professor Foster writes in the areas of property, land use, environmental justice, and local government law. Professor Foster has been involved on many levels with urban law and policy. She was the chair of the advisory committee of the Global Parliament of Mayors between 2017-2020 and is a member of the New York City Mayor's Panel on Climate Change. She also co-directs LabGov, an international applied research project that works directly with local governments to craft, implement and evaluate new policies and initiatives that enable city residents to steward land and other resources within their communities. At Georgetown, she is the faculty advisor for the Georgetown Project on State and Local Government Policy and Law (SALPAL) and lead researcher for the City Diplomacy Project for the Georgetown Global Cities Initiative.

Prior to joining Georgetown, she was a University Professor and the Albert A. Walsh Professor of Real Estate, Land Use and Property Law at Fordham University. She also co-directed the Fordham Urban Law Center and was a founder of the Fordham University Urban Consortium. Prior to joining Fordham, she was a Professor of Law at the Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey.

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