Robert L. Flores
Professor of Law
Professor Flores received a B.A. magna cum laude in mass communication from the University of Utah in 1978 and was a fellow in the Becas Para Aztlan Graduate Fellowship Program at the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnolog'a in Mexico City. He returned to Utah for employment as a broadcast journalist and to pursue additional graduate studies in mass communication. Professor Flores graduated from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1987. While at the College of Law, he served on the board of editors for the Utah Law Review and participated in the U.S. Department of Justice's Summer Honors Program as a law clerk in the civil division, commercial litigation branch. He is also a member of Order of the Coif.
Upon graduation from the College of Law, Professor Flores served a judicial clerkship with former Justice Michael Zimmerman of the Utah Supreme Court. He also was an associate with the Washington, D.C., law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering prior to joining Utah's law faculty in 1991. Professor Flores currently serves as chair of the Real Property Legislation Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Real Property Probate and Trust Law.
Professor Flores teaches courses in civil procedure, litigation, property, civil rights and real estate transactions. Since 2007, he also has served as Special Assistant for Faculty Policy, Associate V.P. for Academic Affairs.
Risk of Loss in Sales: A Missing Chapter in the History of the U.C.C.: Through Llewellyn to Williston and a Bit Beyond, 27 Pac. L.J. 161 (1996)
A Comparison of the Rules and Rationales for Allocating Risks Arising in Realty Sales Using Executory Sale Contracts and Escrows, 59 Mo. L. Rev. 307 (1994)
Selected Talks and Presentations
Race and Racism Issues for Minority Law Students, Council on Legal Educational Opportunity, Southwest Regional Institute (1994)
Reflections from Birmingham on the 30th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Southwestern and Southeastern Law Teachers of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, Birmingham, AL (1994)