A longtime specialist in land-use policy, Ernie Roberts has had a distinguished career as an academic and consultant on environmental issues. He is author of landmark studies on acquisition of public lands and structures for water resources management.
Professor Roberts served in private practice in Northampton before teaching law at Villanova starting in 1957. He joined the Cornell Law School faculty in 1964.
He served on the Hudson River Basin Study Group and was Chairman of the Ithaca Landmarks Preservation Commission.