Florrie Young Roberts

Florrie Young Roberts, Distinguished Retired Faculty

Distinguished Retired Faculty

Courses Taught

  • Property
  • Remedies
  • Civil Procedure II
  • Torts
  • Legal Drafting



  • JD, University of Southern California, School of Law, Order of the Coif
  • BA, Stanford University


Upon graduation from law school, Florrie Roberts practiced law in Los Angeles, specializing in the area of business litigation.  She was a partner with the firms of Beardsley, Hufstedler & Kemble and Hufstedler, Miller, Carlson & Beardsley until she left private practice to join the Loyola faculty in 1982. She is a member of the State Bar of California, Los Angeles County Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.  She has been a principal referee (judge) in the Hearing Department of the California State Bar Court on attorney disciplinary and admissions matters. She also has a Southern California Law Review Graduate Fellowship in Law.   

Selected Scholarship

  • The Propriety of a Lis Pendens in Constructive Trust Actions, 38 Seton Hall L. Rev. 101 (2008).
  • “Off-Site” Conditions and Disclosure Duties:  Drawing the Line at the Property Line, 2006 B.Y.U. L.Rev. 957.
  • Constructive Trusts, Resulting Trusts, and Equitable Liens, California Real Property Remedies and Damages, (Third Edition, CEB, August, 2004).
  • Let The Seller Beware:  Disclosures, Disclaimers and “As Is” Clauses, 31 Real Estate Law Journal 303 (2003).
  • Disclosure Duties in Real Estate Sales and Attempts to Reallocate the Risk,34Conn. L. Rev. 1 (2001).
  • The Jurisprudence of Yogi Berra, 46 Emery L.J. (1997) (co-author).
  • The Law of Prime Numbers, 68  N.Y.U. L. Rev 185 (1993) (co-author).
  • Pre-trial Sanctions: An Empirical Study,23Pac. L.J. 1 (1991).
  • The Relatively Insolvent Joint Tortfeasor and the Good Faith Settlement, 20 Loy.  L.A. L. Rev. 247 (1987).
  • The Financial Condition and Insurance Policy Limits of a Joint Tortfeasor Wishing to Settle in Good Faith: Problems of Discovery and Confidentiality, 26 Santa Clara L. Rev. 63 (1986).
  • The Good Faith Settlement: An Accommodation of Competing Goals, 17 Loy. L.A. L. Rev., 841 (1984).

Public Service

  • Steering Committee for the General Real Estate Subsection of the Real Property Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
  • Judge Pro Tempore, Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Delegate of theLos Angeles County Bar Association to the State Bar Convention
  • State Bar Delegation Executive Committee
  • Arbitrator for the Los Angeles County Bar Association Fee Arbitration Panel