Professor Chad Flanders joined the SLU LAW faculty in 2009. He teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law, constitutional law, and the philosophy of law.
Prof. Flanders received his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Chicago in 2004 and his law degree from Yale Law School in 2007. After law school, Prof. Flanders served as a law clerk to the Hon. Warren Matthews on the Alaska Supreme Court and the Hon. Michael McConnell on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Since arriving at SLU, Prof. Flanders has published more than 20 articles or essays in journals such as the Florida Law Review, the California Law Review, the Missouri Law Review and the Alaska Law Review, and his work on Bush v. Gore has been cited by state and federal courts. He has also written numerous opinion pieces for national and local newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Politico.
In the 2012-2013 academic year Prof. Flanders was a Fulbright Lecturer at Nanjing University, China. During the 2013-2014 he was a visiting professor at DePaul University School of Law.
In The News
Professor Chad Flanders wrote an opinion piece for the Seattle Times regarding the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch.
Professor Chad Flanders and second year student Desiree Austin-Holliday wrote a piece for the St. Louis Post Dispatchon the implications of Missouri Legislature's vote to override Governor Jay Nixon's veto of the sweeping gun rights bill.
Professor Chad Flanders was interviewed by The Associated Press for an article about the law recently passed by Missouri Senators that tightens laws on when police can use deadly force
Professor Chad Flanders and 3L law student Joseph Welling wrote an op-ed to the St. Louis Post Dispatch about the use of deadly force to stop fleeing felons
Professor Chad Flanders was quoted in an article by the St. Louis Post Dispatch about a homeowner shooting a 13-year-old boy after catching him and two other boys searching his unlocked car
Professor Chad Flanders wrote and op-ed for the St. Louis Post Dispatch about finding a middle ground with the First Amendment and the freedom of religion
Professors Chad Flanders, Marcia McCormick and Roger Goldman were interviewed by St. Louis Public Radio about the defense of the officer who shot Walter Scott
Professor Chad Flanders wrote a column in The Cleveland Plain Dealer about the complications of the First Amendment rights with the Unversity of Oklahoma frat case
Professors Chad Flanders, Marcia McCormick, and Sue McGraugh were interviewed by Missouri Lawyers Weekly about adding classes at SLU LAW that devote entirely to topics about Ferguson
Professors Chad Flanders and Marcia McCormick wrote an opinion piece for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch concerning the steps to a sensible use of force law.