Victor Flatt, JD

Visiting Professor of Law
School of Law
Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Coleman P. Burke Center for Environmental Law
School of Law

Professor Victor B. Flatt joins CWRU Law School as a Visiting Professor of Law in 2022 from the University of Houston where he was the Dwight Olds Professor of Law and the Co-Director of the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources (EENR) Center.

Professor Flatt received his B.A. in Chemistry and Math from Vanderbilt University where he was a Harold Stirling Vanderbilt Scholar, and his J.D. from Northwestern University, where he was a John Henry Wigmore Scholar. After graduating from Northwestern, Professor Flatt clerked for the Honorable Danny J. Boggs of the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professor Flatt’s teaching career began at the University of Washington’s Evins School of Public Affairs, and he taught at Georgia State University College of Law, and at the University of North Carolina School of Law, before joining the Houston faculty.

He is a nationally recognized expert on environmental law, climate law, and energy law, and the intersection of these areas. He is co-author of a popular environmental law casebook, and has authored more than 50 law review articles, which have appeared in journals such as the Notre Dame Law Review, Ecology Law Quarterly, The Ohio State Law Journal, Washington Law Review, Houston Law Review and the Carolina Law Review. Seven of his articles have been recognized as finalists or winner of the best environmental law review article of the year.