Claudia M. Flores

Clinical Professor of Law; Director, Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic


Claudia Flores is a Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Flores’s research and advocacy focuses on international human rights, issues of inequality and failures of good governance and rule of law.

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Claudia Flores

Contact Information



Faculty Assistant


Barbara Mianzo

Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., New York University School of Law, 2002

B.A., University of Chicago, 1997

Courses Taught


  • Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic

Claudia Flores is a Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School. She was previously a Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Chicago School of Law where she was Director of the Global Human Rights Clinic. Flores’s research and advocacy focuses on international human rights, issues of inequality and failures of good governance and rule of law. Prior to joining the faculty at University of Chicago, Flores served as United Nations legal advisor to the governments of East Timor and Zimbabwe in constitutional and legislative drafting processes. Previously, Flores managed a USAID-funded program to combat human trafficking in Indonesia. From 2004–2008, she was a staff attorney at the national office of 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 Judge Harry Pregerson in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She was also a Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar and Sinsheimer Service Fellow at New York University School of Law where she earned her J.D. She received her B.A. in philosophy from the University of Chicago.  

Wednesday, January 11, 2023


Yale Law School Adds Four New Faculty Members in 2022–23

Four new professors have joined the Yale Law School faculty this academic year: Aslı Ü. Bâli ’99, Claudia Flores, Ketan Ramakrishnan ’21, and Natasha Sarin.

Friday, November 18, 2022


Why Slavery as a Punishment for Crime Was Just on the Ballot in Some States

Clinical Professor of Law Claudia Flores comments on the use of prison labor in the U.S. in light of state ballot measures that would outlaw slavery as a legal punishment for crime.

Thursday, November 10, 2022


4 States Just Voted to Close a Loophole That Allowed Slavery as Punishment for a Crime

Clinical Professor of Law Claudia Flores comments on the use of prison labor in the U.S. in light of state ballot measures that would outlaw slavery as a legal punishment for crime.

Saturday, October 22, 2022


Why a Question About Slavery Is Now on the Ballot in 5 States

Clinical Professor of Law Claudia Flores comments on ballot measures in five states that would ban slavery or involuntary servitude as punishment.

Thursday, September 1, 2022


Claudia Flores, Tom Ginsburg Explore Human Rights Debates in “Entitled” Podcast

The podcast Entitled, hosted by Clinical Professor of Law and Professor Tom Ginsburg of the University of Chicago, examines some of the most complex questions surrounding human rights issues today.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022


Claudia Flores to Join Yale Law School Faculty

Claudia Flores will join the Yale Law School faculty as Clinical Professor of Law effective July 1, 2022.