Frances died Oct. 4, 2019, in California.
She graduated magna cum laude in Slavic languages and literatures. Her classmates remember her as a natural linguist. She went to Yale and earned a master’s degree in international relations and a law degree, graduating in 1981. She was editor of the Yale Law Journal. Frances received her J.S.D. from Stanford University in 1987.
In 1988 she began teaching at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, an expert in Chinese/Soviet law and estate and trust law. She was appointed the Edward T. Foote II Professor of Law in 2005 and retired in 2018.
Frances is survived by her husband, Lynn M. LoPucki; her mother, Barbara Foster; her brother, Jonathan Foster; and her sister, Susan Foster. A brilliant scholar and hard-working teacher who was continuing to write and research after retirement, she will be missed.