Professor Flake joined the ONU Law faculty in 2016. He writes on topics related to labor and employment law, focusing on religious discrimination in the workplace and initiatives to increase ex-offender employment. His most recent research project addressed how the law can encourage employers and employees to work together in assessing whether an employee's religious beliefs can be reasonably accommodated. His work has appeared in numerous top journals, including the Alabama Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Illinois Law Review, Iowa Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Ohio State Law Journal, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Washington University Law Review, and Wisconsin Law Review. He has also published in several leading sociology journals.
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, Employment Discrimination, and a Labor and Employment Law Practicum.
JD, University of Michigan Law School
MS, Sociology, Brigham Young University
BS, Sociology and Latin American Studies, Brigham Young University
Texas and Utah
Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Employment Discrimination, Evidence, Labor Law