Professor Flake joined the ONU Law faculty in 2016. He writes on topics related to labor and employment law, focusing especially on religious accommodations in the workplace and employment discrimination against ex-offenders. His most recent research project tested whether ban-the-box laws increase ex-offender employment, and whether these laws benefit certain races more than others. His work has appeared in numerous top journals, including the Boston College Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Ohio State Law Journal, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Washington University Law Review, and Wisconsin Law Review.
Before coming to ONU, Professor Flake was a visiting professor at Brigham Young University. Prior to that, he practiced law in Dallas, Texas, with the firms of Winstead PC and Ogletree Deakins, where he represented employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, employment-related torts, noncompete agreements, and civil-rights claims.
Professor Flake teaches Civil Procedure I and II, Conflict of Laws, and Advanced Legal Analysis.
J.D., University of Michigan Law School
M.S., Sociology, Brigham Young University
B.S., Sociology and Latin American Studies, Brigham Young University
Texas and Utah
Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Employment Discrimination, Labor Law, Law and Social Science, Legal Analysis