Tracey Roberts

Visiting Assistant Professor


Tracey M. Roberts teaches in the areas of Tax, Environmental Law and Property. She has taught at University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law and the University of South Carolina School of Law.

She uses tax policy and public finance tools to examine aspects of environmental and land use regulation and systems of private governance. Her articles have been published or accepted for publication in the Northwestern University Law Review, the Washington and Lee Law Review and the Ecology Law Quarterly. Her article, Mitigating the Distributional Impacts of Climate Change Policy received the David F. Bradford Award for the "best paper in the field of taxation" from New York University School of Law in 2010.

During the 2009-2010 academic year, Professor Roberts worked as a Research Affiliate with Vanderbilt University's Climate Change Research Network and held a fellowship with the Searle-Kauffman Institute for Law, Innovation and Growth. Before turning to academia, Ms. Roberts represented private and nonprofit developers in real estate and affordable housing transactions as an attorney with Alston & Bird and Arnall Golden & Gregory in Atlanta, Georgia and Jacobs Chase in Denver, Colorado. She also worked as a social entrepreneur for four years with the Atlanta Legal Aid Society and Georgia Legal Services Program developing technology projects, including the website and the Georgia Online Justice Community of, to expand access to legal services and legal information throughout Georgia.


Seattle University School of Law
Location: SLLH
Phone: (206) 398.4078


  • Environmental Law Fundamentals
  • Individual Income Taxation