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Dallan Flake

Assistant Professor of Law
Tilton Hall of Law #188
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Professor Flake is a scholar of labor and employment law. His publications have appeared in the Pennsylvania, Ohio State, Washington, and Wisconsin Law Reviews, among others. Professor Flake teaches Civil Procedure I and II, Advanced Legal Analysis, and Conflict of Laws.

Before joining the ONU law faculty in 2016, Professor Flake taught law and society and other sociology courses as a visiting professor at Brigham Young University. From 2006 to 2013, 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 claims, employment-related torts, and civil rights claims. 

Professor Flake is a graduate of University of Michigan Law School, where he served as an editor of the Michigan Journal of International Law. He received his BS and MS degrees in sociology from Brigham Young University. He and his wife Bethany are the proud parents of six children.



J.D., University of Michigan Law School

M.S., Brigham Young University

B.S., Brigham Young University


Bar Admissions: 

Texas (Inactive), Utah (Inactive)


Teaching Interests: 

Civil Procedure

Advanced Legal Analysis

Conflict of Laws

Employment Discrimination

Employment Law

Labor Law

Faculty Activities
In Progress: 

Do Ban-the Box Laws Really Work?  (currently testing whether ex-offenders receive more job interviews in jurisdictions that prohibit employers from asking about a person's criminal background as part of the initial job application.)


A Revised Approach to Employer Liability to Nonemployee Discrimination, University of Washington School of Law Colloquium on Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law, Seattle, WA (2016).

Employer Liability for Nonemployee Discrimination, Law and Society Association Conference, New Orleans, LA (2016).

After Abercrombie: Religious Discrimination Based on Employer Misperception, Indiana University Maurer School of Law Colloquium on Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law, Bloomington, IN (2015).

When Any Sentence is a Life Sentence: Employment Discrimination against Ex-Offenders, Law and Society Association Conference, Seattle, WA (2015).

Marginalizing Moms: Discrimination against Mothers in the Workplace, Brigham Young University Women’s Studies Conference, Provo, UT (2014).