James C. Foster, Professor of Political Science

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Professor of Political Science

Office Address: 235 Cascades Hall
Phone: 541-322-3147
Fax: 541-383-7501
E-mail: James.foster@osucascades.edu

James C. Foster is Professor of Political Science at OSU-Cascades Campus. Before coming to Bend, he was Chair of the Department of Political Science for twelve years (1990-2002) on the Corvallis campus. He regularly teaches courses on constitutional law, administrative law, gender and law, and American political thought. He has published articles on legal education, book chapters on affirmative action and equality debates, as well as on the Oregon Judicial Branch. He is co-editor of the book Governing Through Courts and co-author of the two-volume Constitutional Law: Cases in Context. Foster has taught twice in London and in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was Book Review Editor of Legal Studies Forum for ten years, and has served as President of the Pacific Coast Association of Pre-law Studies and the Pacific Northwest Political Science Association.

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