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John M. Flackett

professor emeritus


John Flackett

At a glance...
Professor Emeritus
Law School

Office Location
Law School



Professor Flackett retired from active teaching duties in the Spring of 2001. His previous teaching subjects included Torts, Criminal Law, Mental Health Law, and Law, Values and Professional Identity. He also served as the director of international programs at Boston College Law School from 1991-2000.


LL.B., Birmingham University; LL.B., Cambridge University; LL.M., University of Pennsylvania.


Work in Progress: "Lear in Law: A Legal Examination of Shakespeare's King Lear." A history of the Boston College Law School Program in International and Comparative Law at King's College, London, from 1991-2000.

Other: Directed the Spring 2000 BC Law Program in International and Comparative Law at King's College, in London, England. The program, now in its tenth year, received renewal of its accreditation in July, 2000 by the American Bar Association Section on Legal Education.


Fall 2016: No courses taught
Spring 2017: No courses taught


  • Remarks (as Panelist) on "Judge Noonan's Presentation on Judicial Impartiality and the Judiciary ct of1789.'" Nova Law Review 14 (Fall 1989): 143-154.
  • "What are We Doing Here? Doing Justice or Doing Time: New Approaches to Staff Education." In Making Connections II, Humanities and the Criminal Justice System, 84-87. Madison: University of Wisconsin Centers, 1986.
  • With Gail Flackett. "Criswell House: An Alternative to Institutional Commitment for the Juvenile Offender." Federal Probation 34, no. 4 (December 1970): 30-37.
  • "Newspaper Mergers: Recent Developments in Britain and the United States." Antitrust Bulletin 12 (1967): 1033-55.