Christine Robinson

Adjunct Professor of Law

Christine Robinson teaches in the area of tax law, focusing on the federal income taxation of individuals and business entities. Before joining the Baylor Law School adjunct faculty, she worked for 18 years as federal tax counsel at J. C. Penney Corporation in Plano. Prior to her move in-house and immediately following law school, Christine was an associate in the Taxes and Estates division at Strasburger & Price, LLP, in Dallas. She received her Master of Laws (Taxation) from Southern Methodist University School of Law, where she also taught Federal Tax Procedure as an Adjunct Professor for several years. Christine received her B.B.A. in Accounting, cum laude, Honors Program with Distinction, from Baylor University, where she wrote her Baylor Honors Program Senior Essay on the history of tax-sheltered investments following the enactment of the Tax Reform Act of 1986. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Baylor Law School, where she was Executive Editor and Notes and Comments Editor of the Baylor Law Review. While a Baylor law student, Christine worked as a tax research assistant and grader for Prof. Leah Teague and as a Practice Court student judge for Prof. Louis Muldrow. These two talented lawyers’ classes were instrumental in Christine’s decision to pursue a career as a tax controversy attorney that allowed her to combine the tax and litigation skills she learned at Baylor. Another law school highlight was learning from trusts and estates guru Prof. Tom Featherston who served as faculty director of her Baylor Law Review article on the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act.

Education
  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, LL.M (Taxation)
  • Baylor University School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude
  • Baylor University, B.B.A. in Accounting, Cum Laude, Honors Program with Distinction
Professional Licenses, Court Admissions, Bar Memberships
  • Licensed Attorney, Texas
  • Certified Public Accountant, Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • State Bar of Texas Tax Section
  • Dallas Bar Association Section of Taxation (Chair 2013, Vice Chair 2012, Sec./Treas. 2011)
  • Texas Bar College
Publications and Speeches
  • “The Case of the Disappearing Legal Fees Deduction,” Dallas Bar Association Headnotes (December 2021).
  • Speaker, Baylor Law Tax Law Panel; Dallas Bar Association; Tax Executives Institute; J. C. Penney Company, Inc. In-House Financial Management Network; Strasburger & Price Annual Tax Symposium; Dallas Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs.
  • Co-author, “Tax Planning For Mexican Companies Doing Business in the United States,” 2 Mexico Trade & Law Rep. 11 (1992).
  • Comment, “The Uniform Premarital Agreement Act: Survey of Its Impact in Texas and Across the Nation,” 42 Baylor L. Rev. 825 (1990).
  • Baylor Honors Program Senior Essay, “Tax Sheltered Investments: A Historical Overview of Their Characteristics and the Laws Governing Their Use” (1988).
Academic Honors, Awards and Leadership
  • Baylor Law Review, Executive Editor, Notes and Comments Editor
  • Baylor Law Awards and Organizations: McCartney-McSwain Scholarship; Bracewell and Patterson Legal Writing Award; Andrews and Kurth Law Review Award; Pakis, Cherry, Beard & Giotes Tax Law Award; American Jurisprudence Award (Federal Courts); Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity; Harvey M. Richey Moot Court Society
  • Baylor University National Merit Scholar
  • Baylor University Dean’s List
  • Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Fraternity
  • Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Honor Society
  • Beta Alpha Psi Honorary Accounting Fraternity
  • Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society
  • Kappa Delta Sorority, Baylor Chapter President
Personal

Christine enjoys reading, dabbling at writing, watching old movies, and Baylor sports. She is a proud Baylor alum, and her daughter, husband, and father-in-law are also Baylor graduates. Many of Christine’s favorite memories involve Baylor Law. She and her group of 1991 Baylor Law grad best friends were profiled during one of their annual trips in a 2012 Rocket Docket piece entitled “Baylor Lawyers Build Lifelong Friendship.” Now that Christine and her husband have an empty nest, her constant sidekick is Bandit, their territorial and vocal senior Yorkie. One of his favorite things to do is lie down on her tax exams while she’s grading so she’ll pay more attention to him.