Alicia Elias-Roberts is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Law, Queens University. Her thesis focuses on petroleum activities in disputed maritime areas and a positivist approach to international law.

Alicia served in academia for over 18 years and was the Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Law at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago and was a former Head of Department of Law at the University of Guyana.

Alicia holds a master’s in law Degree from the University of Oxford and an LLM in Energy, Environment and Natural Resource Law from the University of Houston and has received the Robert Sutherland Fellowship in law, HR Stuart Ryan Fellowship, International Tuition Award and Queen’s University Graduate Scholarship during PhD (2016-2018).

Alicia is admitted to practice in Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and New York. She has received the United Nations fellowship in International Law, in The Hague, Netherlands (2015) and has served as a legal consultant for several governments in the Caribbean region and various international organizations and NGOs including the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, UNAIDS, ILO, EU and WWF.


Recent Professional Achievements

Featured Publication:

Alicia Elias Roberts. “Offshore Energy Development in Disputed Maritime Waters.” International Energy Law Review 7 (2017): 262 – 271. 

Featured Conference:

Alicia Elias-Roberts. “A Comparative Analysis of Risk Assessment and Environmental Challenges Relating to Offshore Energy Projects in The USA And Trinidad And Tobago.” Paper presented at the Inter-American Hydrocarbon Regulators Dialogue Conference, University of Houston, Texas, USA, 2018.