Professor Bob Flores is the University of Utah SJ Quinney College of Law Representative for the Utah Center for Legal Inclusion. Professor Flores received a B.A. Magna Cum laude in mass communication (1978) and a J.D. Order of the Coif (1987) from the University of Utah. He had careers in broadcast journalism (KUED-TV-7, KRCL-FM91, KTVX-TV4) and community organizing (Utah Issues), before entering the legal profession. In law, he participated in the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division Summer Honors Law Clerk Program, served a judicial clerkship with then-Justice Michael D. Zimmerman of the Utah Supreme Court, and was an associate with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now Wilmer Hale) prior to joining the University of Utah College of Law faculty. He is a member of the bar associations of Utah and the District of Columbia. He was a founder of the College’s Minority Law Caucus, a founder of the Utah Minority Bar Association, and a founding member of the Utah Center for Legal Inclusion. He has served on numerous community boards and committees in Utah and nationally, including: Law School Admissions Council Diversity Committee; Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake; Utah State Division of Juvenile Justice; and Utah Center for Legal Inclusion.
Professor Flores has received numerous awards for community service and contributions regarding diversity and inclusion, among them are: U of U Chicano Student Association Member of the Year Award; Utah Governor’s Advisory Council on Hispanic Affairs Award for Outstanding Volunteer Effort in the Community; KRCL Stephen Holbrook Visionary Award; U of U Alumni Association Par Excellence Award; Utah State Bar Raymond S. Uno Award for Advancement of Minorities in the Legal Profession; University of Utah Diversity Leadership Award; and the National Asian-Pacific Bar Association & Utah Minority Bar Association Joint Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Minority Legal Community. At the University of Utah, in addition to his position as Professor of Law, he has served as Director of the College of Law Academic Support Program, and currently serves as Special Assistant in the Office for Faculty with the Associate Vice President for Faculty. He is a past president of the University’s Academic Senate, and is currently serving as the Senate’s Policy Liaison Officer. He also is serving as: member of the College of Law Dean’s Diversity Council; Faculty Advisor to the Minority Law Caucus student organization; member of the LEAP Policy Board; and member of the Institutional Policy Committee.
Courses taught include: Academic Support Program TA, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Land Use Controls, Land-Use Development Cornerstone, Litigation Cornerstone, Property, Real Estate Transactions & Finance.