Visiting Professor Tracey Roberts will be teaching Federal Income Taxation and Partnership Taxation at the University of South Carolina School of Law during the fall of 2012. She is visiting from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, where she teaches Federal Income Taxation of Individuals, Partnership Taxation, Tax Policy, Tax Policy and the Environment, Climate Change and the Law, and Property. Professor Roberts uses tax policy and public finance tools to examine aspects of environmental and land use regulation and systems of private governance. Her articles have appeared in the Washington & Lee Law Review, and the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum. Her most recent article, "The Rise of Rule 4 Institutions: Voluntary Standards, Certification and Labeling Systems", has been accepted for publication by Berkeley's Ecology Law Quarterly.
During the 2009-2010 academic year she 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 GeorgiaLegalAid.org website and the Georgia Online Justice Community of GeorgiaAdvocates.org, to expand access to legal services and legal information throughout Georgia. She began her career at Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough, LLP and in 2005 worked as a consultant to develop the LawHelp.org/SC website, South Carolina's guide to free legal services. She received her LL.M. in Taxation from New York University, her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, and her A.B. from Harvard College.