Claudia M. Flores

Claudia M. Flores

Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Director, International Human Rights Clinic

Claudia Flores is Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the International Human Rights Clinic. Before her appointment to the Law Faculty, Flores was a partner at Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd., a boutique law firm in Chicago. There, Flores specialized in civil rights and constitutional matters, with a focus on labor violations against low-wage and temporary workers and qui tam litigation.

Prior to that, Flores served as legal advisor for the United Nations Development Program and UN Women in East Timor and Zimbabwe. Previously, she managed a USAID-funded program to combat human trafficking in Indonesia. From 2003 to 2008, Flores was a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union in the Women’s Rights Project.

Flores was a recipient of the Skadden Arps Fellowship of the Skadden Foundation and law clerk to U.S. Federal Court of Appeals Judge Harry Pregerson. She was also a Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar and Sinsheimer Service Fellow. Flores earned her JD from New York University School of Law and received her BA in philosophy from the University of Chicago.

Education

New York University School of Law
JD, May 2002 

University of Chicago
BA in Philosophy, June 1997

Experience

The University of Chicago Law School
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the International Human Rights Clinic, 2015-present

Hughes, Socol, Piers, Resnick & Dym Chicago, IL
Partner, 2012-2015

United Nations Development Program/ UN Women Harare, Zimbabwe
Senior Gender and Constitutional Expert, 2011-2012

United Nations Development Fund for Women Dili, East Timor
Legal Advisor, 2010-2011

American Center for International Labor Solidarity Jakarta, Indonesia
Program Manager, 2008-2010

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU) New York, New York
Supervising Attorney, 2004-2008

International Women's Human Rights Clinic CUNY School of Law Flushing, New York
Skadden Arps Fellow, 2003-2004

Judge Harry Pregerson, U.S. Federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Los Angeles, California
Law Clerk, 2002-2003

International Process and Justice Project, Trinity University UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Arusha, Tanzania
Law Clerk, 2001

Legal Resources Center, Constitutional Litigation Unit Johannesburg, South Africa
Law Clerk, Summer 2000

California Appellate Project (CAP) San Francisco, California
Legal Investigator, 1997-1999