Patricia Roberts is the tenth dean of St. Mary’s School of Law, the only law school in San Antonio, Texas, USA. A legal educator for two decades, her work as a clinical educator involved supervising law students providing pro bono assistance to those in need. Roberts practiced law for eight years after earning her law degree from William & Mary Law School in Virginia. She returned to her alma mater as a Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Programs, serving as Vice Dean prior to becoming the Dean at St. Mary’s.
Roberts has been a leader in legal efforts to aid veterans. She was the inaugural President of the National Law School Veterans Clinic Consortium and created Military Mondays, which provides advice and counsel to veterans in Starbucks across the U.S. She helped lead ABA efforts supporting veterans and served on the Virginia Section on Legal Education Board of Governors, and several access to justice initiatives. She previously managed William & Mary Law’s Madrid summer program.
Roberts is a Fellow in the American Bar Foundation and the Virginia Law Foundation. She was recognized as an Influential Women of Virginia and as a William & Mary Woman of Influence.