William H. Bowen School of Law
Professor of Law
Michael Flannery is the Judge George Howard Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law at the William H. Bowen School of Law. Over the past five years, he has published casebooks and corresponding teacher manuals on family law, decedents’ estates, and elder law.
In 2016, Flannery published “The Sexual Exploitation of Children” casebook and the companion teacher’s manual. He developed a course on the subject that he has taught at Bowen for the past four years.
The casebook was inspired by Flannery’s own interest in children’s rights and his belief that law students should be introduced to the law related to sexual abuse of children as a viable area of practice. Rather than addressing sexual exploitation as a small part of a wider class or assigning it as a paper topic, he wanted his students to know they could follow their passion and commitment to make a difference in the development of the law and the lives of abused children.