Christine Robinson

Adjunct Professor of Law

Christine Robinson teaches in the area of tax law, focusing on federal income taxation of individuals and business entities. Before joining the Baylor Law 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, 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 Jackson 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

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, and watching old movies and Baylor sports. Her husband Jeff, as well as her father-in-law, are also Baylor graduates, and her daughter is a third-generation Baylor Bear currently majoring in English. Now that Christine and her husband have an empty nest, her constant sidekick is Bandit, their territorial and vocal Yorkie. Christine is a proud Baylor alum, and many of her 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.”