Mary K. Foster



Mary Foster joined the faculty in 2014 as a Lecturer. From 2004 to 2014, she was an Adjunct Professor of Legal Ethics at Northwestern. She has also taught Legal Ethics at other local law schools. She is currently Counsel for the Review Board at the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission and was formerly a Senior Counsel at the ARDC with over fifteen years experience investigating and prosecuting Illinois lawyers for ethical misconduct.

Areas of Expertise

  • Legal Ethics
  • Professional Responsibility


  • BA magna cum laude, Drake University
  • JD, University of Illinois College of Law

Prior Appointments

  • Secretary, 2014-2015, ISBA Standing Committee on Professional Conduct
  • Committee member, 2010-present, ISBA Standing Committee on Professional Conduct
  • Adjunct, Legal Ethics, 2004-2014, Northwestern University School of Law

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