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Dallan Flake

Assistant Professor of Law
Tilton Hall of Law #188
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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


Bar Admissions: 

Texas and Utah


Teaching Interests: 

Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Employment Discrimination, Labor Law, Law and Social Science, Legal Analysis

Faculty Activities
In Progress: 

Do Ban-the-Box Laws Really Work? An Empirical Analysis

The Evolution of Workplace Religious Discrimination Law (this project examines the origins of legal protections against religious discrimination in the workplace, traces how these laws have evolved over time, and explores potential future issues in light of the United States’ rapidly changing religious landscape).



“An Empirical Analysis of Banning the Box: Evidence from Chicago and Dallas,” Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (2018) (scheduled).

“Do Ban-the-Box Laws Really Work? An Empirical Analysis,” Ohio Legal Scholars Workshop, West Virginia University College of Law (2018).

“Do Ban-the-Box Laws Really Work? Preliminary Findings from Dallas and Chicago,” Colloquium on Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law, Texas A&M University School of Law (2017).

“Do Ban-the-Box Laws Really Work?,” Developing Ideas Conference, University of Kentucky College of Law (2017).

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

“Employer Liability for Nonemployee Discrimination,” Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA (2016).

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

“When Any Sentence is a Life Sentence: Employment Discrimination Against Ex-Offenders,” Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA (2015).

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

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