Northeastern Law is pleased to announce that Alexandra Jane Roberts will join the university faculty effective July 1, 2022, as professor of law and media within the School of Law and the Department of Music within the College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD) at Northeastern University.

“We are thrilled to welcome Professor Roberts to the Northeastern community,” said Dean James Hackney. “Her scholarship and thought leadership in the intellectual property and social media space make her a perfect fit with our faculty, students and Center for Law, Information and Creativity.”

Professor Roberts joins Northeastern from the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law (UNH Law), where she remains an affiliate faculty member, teaching trademarks, entertainment law, contracts and pop culture law. She previously served as the executive director of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property. Her research focuses on federal trademark and false advertising law, particularly in cyberspace: she has written on topics including 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.

Before joining UNH Law, Roberts was a visiting assistant professor at Boston University School of Law. Prior to that, she was an associate in the intellectual property litigation group of Ropes & Gray, first in its New York and then its Boston office. She holds a JD from the Yale Law School, an AM from Stanford University and an AB from Dartmouth College.

“I am beyond thrilled to join the Northeastern community,” said Roberts. “It’s clear that the school’s strong intellectual property law program and its emphasis on both social justice and experiential learning come together in really exciting ways inside and outside of the classroom. I look forward to working closely with students and faculty at both the School of Law and CAMD.”

Follow Professor Roberts at @lexlanham to read her tweets about trademark, false advertising and entertainment law.

About Northeastern University School of Law

The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country. Northeastern guarantees its students unparalleled practical legal work experiences through its signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. More than 1,000 employers worldwide in a wide range of legal, government, nonprofit and business organizations participate in the program. With a focus on social justice and innovation, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experiences to successfully practice law.

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