St. Mary's University welcomes new Dean of the Law School

Patricia Roberts, J.D. became the tenth dean of St. Mary’s School of Law on June 1, 2020. A legal educator for two decades, the majority of her career has been spent in clinical teaching, supervising law students in providing assistance to underserved members of the community. She also brings a wealth of administrative experience to the role.

Roberts is committed to a collaborative approach in the advancement of faculty teaching, research and scholarship. She is engaged in working with faculty and staff to improve  mentoring, bar preparation, career strategy and overall student success. Roberts is eager to partner with alumni in building on St. Mary’s School of Law’s reputation as a premier Texas law school, reaching for unprecedented heights in the coming years.