Amanda Foster

Amanda M. Foster

Associate Professor of Law
fostera@nsu.law.nova.edu

Education

B.A., Loyola College, 2001
J.D., Roger Williams University School of Law, 2004

Amanda M. Bertrand Foster is an Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, where she teaches Lawyering Skills & Values I and II, Civil Procedure, and Women & the Law. Professor Foster joined the Shepard Broad Law Center in July 2010 after two semesters as an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University School of Law where she taught Legal Research and Writing. Prior to entering academia, Professor Foster enjoyed a five-year career as a litigator in the Princeton, New Jersey area. Professor Foster represented clients in commercial and civil litigation matters. Immediately following graduation from law school, Professor Foster served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Jane Grall, JAD in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division. As a law student, Professor Foster served as a summer judicial intern for the Honorable Arthur N. Votolato in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island.

Professor Foster's law review article entitled, Reasonable Accommodations on the Bar Exam: Leveling the Playing Field or Providing an Unfair Advantage?, was the lead article in the Spring 2014 issue of the Valparaiso University Law Review.  In addition, Professor Foster presented this article at the Eleventh Circuit Legal Scholarship Forum held at Stetson University College of Law in November 2013.  Professor Foster is a frequent presenter at teaching methods conferences for law school professors.  These conferences have included the Legal Writing Institute One-Day Workshop, the Southeast Regional Legal Writing Conference, the Capital Area Legal Writing Conference, the Central States Regional Legal Writing Conference and the New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teachers Conference.

Professor Foster graduated from Loyola College in Maryland in 2001 with a B.A. in Political Science and French. As an undergraduate, Professor Foster studied abroad in Montpelier, France and Melbourne, Australia. She received her Juris Doctor degree from the Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island in 2004. As a law student, Professor Foster participated in a Comparative Advocacy Internship Program in London, England. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

You can view Professor Foster's scholarship on SSRN at: http://ssrn.com/author=2105739

Areas of Interest

Civil Procedure

Disability Rights Law

Legal Practice Skills

Legal Writing and Research

Women & the Law

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