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Dartmouth College, AB 2002
Stanford University, AM 2003
Yale Law School, JD 2008


Professor Roberts holds a joint appointment with the School of Law and the Department of Music within the College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD) at Northeastern University. She is a leading authority on intellectual property and social media. Her research focuses on federal trademark and false advertising law, particularly in cyberspace. She has written on influencer marketing; trademark use on social media; hashtags as trademarks; and trademark law’s failure to function doctrine. She also writes on law and literature. In early 2023, she was awarded the International Trademark Association’s Ladas Memorial Award in the professional category for her article, “A Poetics of Trademark Law,” in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal.

Professor Roberts joined Northeastern in 2022 from the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law (UNH Law). She previously served as executive director of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property. She also served as a visiting assistant professor at Boston University School of Law and as an associate with Ropes & Gray.

She holds a JD from the Yale Law School, an AM from Stanford University and an AB from Dartmouth College.

Fields of Expertise

  • Advertising Law
  • Contracts
  • Entertainment Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Law and Literature
  • Trademarks

Selected Works