Professor Janet Flaccus has taught at the School of Law for over 20 years. She has principally taught commercial law, including classes in bankruptcy, Chapter 11 business reorganizations, negotiable instruments, secured transactions, international and domestic sales and leasing, and contracts. She also teaches domestic relations.
Professor Flaccus earned her undergraduate degree from Wheaton College; her J.D. from the University of California at Davis, summa cum laude; and her graduate law degree from the University of Illinois. She practiced law in Champaign-Urbana, Ill., for five years and joined the faculty of the University of Arkansas in 1984. She has also been a visiting professor at the University of Illinois School of Law.
Her recent writings have focused on bankruptcy changes, secured transactions, and domestic relations law. Professor Flaccus has written about single-asset debtors, disgorgement of attorney's fees in bankruptcy, and bankruptcy jurisdiction. She has done a statistical study to determine any aspects of a divorce that would predict post-divorce fighting of the parties in the court system. Two factors available in the court file quickly predicted 76 percent of the post-divorcing fighting families. She was editor of the print edition of Arkansas Law Notes for over 10 years and published almost 30 articles in Law Notes.
Professor Flaccus earned her undergraduate degree from Wheaton College; her J.D. from the University of California at Davis, summa cum laude; and her graduate law degree from the University of Illinois.