Amanda M. Bertrand Foster became a full-time faculty member in 2010. Her courses
Professor Foster’s scholarship interests are in the areas of Disability Rights Law, insurance coverage issues related to children and adults with disabilities, and public health law issues generally. Her most recent article entitled, Don’t Be Distracted by the Peacock Trying to Board an Airplane: Why Emotional Support Animals are Service Animals and Should Be Regulated in the Same Manner, was published in the January 2019 issue of the Albany Law Review. Further, in October 2018, this article was listed on the Social Science Research Network’s Top Ten download list
Prior to entering academia, Professor Foster enjoyed a 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 graduated from Loyola College in Maryland in 2001 with a B.A. in Political Science and French. She was a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society and Pi Delta Phi National French Honor Society. 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.
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