SMU Faculty Experts

Julie Patterson Forrester

Professor of Law
Associate Provost


Professor Forrester has taught in the areas of property, real estate transactions, and land use. She writes and speaks on real estate finance, the residential mortgage market, predatory lending, and real property law. She was one of the first legal scholars to write about the problem of predatory lending in the subprime mortgage market, and was awarded the John Minor Wisdom Award for Academic Excellence in 1995 for her first predatory lending article. She is co-author of a property law casebook.

She is a member of the American Law Institute, the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, and she is currently serving as chair of the American Association of Law Schools Real Estate Transactions Section.

She is a member of the Texas State Bar Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section Council, and she served on the section’s committee that drafted the Texas Assignment of Rents Act, which became law in 2011.

Julie Patterson Forrester in the News


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