Arkansas Bar Foundation Professor of Law
AB, 1973, MS, 1975, University of Illinois; JD, 1982, Southern Illinois University
Professor Foster teaches Property I and II, Decedents’ Estates and Trusts, and Land Use. Her teaching methods include the problem method, skills assignments, and team based learning, in order to maximize learning. Her Real Property students draft deeds, her Decedents’ Estates students prepare wills, and her Land Use students visit local government agencies to see how land use decisions are actually made in real life.
Professor Foster edits two publications for the Arkansas Bar Association: the Arkansas Real Estate Review and the Arkansas Probate and Trust Law Review. Bowen students are involved in the writing of these two reviews and meet with leading attorneys in these fields to discuss the cases they have summarized.
She is an authority on Arkansas real estate and probate and trust law and publishes in both these areas. Some of her recent publications include articles about Arkansas trust law, landlord-tenant law, adverse possession, deed covenants and foreclosures, and a coauthored practice manual on Arkansas probate law.
She served as one of Arkansas’s four uniform law commissioners for eight years, and is an Academic Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a national organization of attorneys who are elected by demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors.
Professor Foster is the recipient of the 2018 UA Little Rock Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, multiple law school teaching and service awards, and the Arkansas Bar Association Golden Gavel, Continuing Legal Education, and Presidential Excellence Awards.