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1045 W. Maple St.
Robert A. Leflar Law Center
Waterman Hall
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Phone: (479) 575-5601

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William Foster

William Foster

Assistant Professor of Law

B.S., J.D., LL.M.

Email: wfoster@uark.edu

Phone: (479) 575-3059

Office: 226

Professor Foster’s teaching and scholarship focus primarily on corporate, tax and transactional matters. His current courses include Securities Regulation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Federal Income Taxation of Business Entities, and Advanced Corporations.

His publications include "Muddying the Waterfall: How Ambiguous Liability Statutes Distort Creditor Priorities in Condominium Foreclosures" (with Andrea J. Boyack) 67 Ark. L. Rev. 225 (2014); "Memorializing the Meal: An Analogical Exercise for Transactional Drafting" (with Emily Grant) 36 U. Haw. L. Rev. 403 (2014); "Partisan Politics and Income Tax Rates", 2013 Mich. St. L. Rev. 703 (2013); and "Making Plaintiffs Whole: a Tax Problem of Interest," 64 Okla. L. Rev. 325 (2012). In addition, several of his blog posts on tax reform have appeared on the Huffington Post.

Prior to joining the University of Arkansas, Professor Foster was an associate professor at Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas. At Washburn, he also taught Taxation of Individual Income and the Tax Policy Seminar. He was also extensively involved in Washburn's commercial law project in the country of Georgia, and presented a number of lectures on business and transactional law to law faculty and practitioners in Tbilisi. Professor Foster was voted the William O. Douglas Outstanding Professor of the Year at Washburn by the Class of 2013.

Before joining the Washburn faculty, Professor Foster was an attorney at Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where his practice consistent primarily of tax, private equity, and corporate matters. Professor Foster received his J.D. from the University of Arkansas, where he was an articles editor of the Arkansas Law Review. He also holds an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University.

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School of Law

1045 W. Maple St.
Robert A. Leflar Law Center
Waterman Hall
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Phone: (479) 575-5601

Law School Directory

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