Teaching and Research Interests
Taxation, Tax Policy, Property, Real Estate Development and Environmental Law
Federal Income Taxation, Partnership Taxation, Tax Policy, Property
Professor Roberts practiced law for fourteen years, primarily in the area of commercial real estate and affordable housing, specializing in tax credit financing, mixed-use real estate development and sustainable land use planning at Alston & Bird, LLP and Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP in Atlanta, Georgia and at Jacobs Chase in Denver, Colorado. She also developed technology projects for four years for Atlanta Legal Aid and Georgia Legal Services Program to expand access to legal information and legal services.
Professor Roberts has taught a variety of tax, property and environmental law courses at the University of Louisville, University of South Carolina, Seattle University and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Degrees and Certifications
- LL.M. in Taxation, New York University School of Law, 2009
- J.D., Vanderbilt School of Law, 1994
- A.B., Harvard University, 1988
- Picking Winners and Losers: Examining the Structure of Tax Subsidies for the Energy Industry, 41 COLUM. J. ENVTL L. 63 (2016).
- U.S. “Support for Renewable Energy, in LA PROTECCIÓN AMBIENTAL A TRAVÉS DEL DERECHO FISCAL (Rodolfo Salassa Boix, ed., 2015).
- Brackets: A Historical Perspective, 108 NW. U. L. REV. 925 (2014).
- The Rise of Rule 4 Institutions: Voluntary Standards, Certification and Labeling Systems, 40 ECOLOGY L. Q. 101 (2013).
- Voluntary Standards, Certification and Labeling Systems: Enhancing Efficiency Through Trade of Entitlements, in MARKET INSTRUMENTS AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY (Ana Yábar Sterling & Pedro M. Herrera eds., 2012).
- Innovations in Governance: A Functional Typology of Private Governance Institutions, 22 DUKE ENVTL L. & POL’Y FORUM 67 (2011).
- Mitigating the Distributional Impacts of Climate Change Policy, 67 WASH. & LEE L. REV. 209 (2010).
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