William H. Bowen School of Law
Professor of Law
Michael Flannery is a Professor of Law at the William H. Bowen School of Law. Through his research, Flannery has established himself as a nationally recognized authority on the law of protecting children from abuse.
Flannery has been a prolific scholar over his career. He has written at least seven law review articles on the subject of protecting children from exploitation; those articles have been cited over 112 times. His 2016 textbook, “The Sexual Exploitation of Children”, which he co-authored with Rev. Raymond C. O’Brien, has been noted for its comprehensiveness and timeliness.The book took more than five years of research in order to amass the statutes, cases, periodicals, and Internet citations provided, and it contains more than 1,000 pages of information that judges, practitioners, legislators, and students use to become as informed as possible about sexual exploitation of minors.
Flannery has a J.D. from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware.