Robert M. Bloom, Professor of Law, has had legal experience in legal services and
civil rights law. He has worked as a criminal attorney both as a defense lawyer and as a
prosecutor. He also has been a court-appointed master on complicated civil cases. He is
the author of numerous publications in the area of criminal procedure, criminal law, and
civil procedure. 

Professor Bloom has received the Boston College Law School Public Interest Law Foundation
Faculty Member of the Year Award (2010); the Emil Slizewski Teacher of the Year Award
(2009); and the Ruth Arlene Howe Faculty Member of the Year award from the Black Law
Students Association (2003). 



Criminal Procedure: The Constitution and the Police, Mark S. Brodin (2010)

Examples & Explanations: Criminal Procedure: The Constitution and the Police, Sixth Edition, using the method...




The Fourth Amendment Fetches Fido: The Future of Dog Searches (with Dana L. Walsh), Wake Forest Law Review (2013)

For over thirty-five years, the Supreme Court has grappled with the controversial issue of affirmative...

When Rights Become Empty Promises: Promoting an Exclusionary Rule that Vindicates Personal Rights (with Erin Dewey), The Irish Jurist (2011)

The United States has played a leading role in the development of the exclusionary rule...



“A More Majestic Conception:” the Importance of Judicial Integrity in Preserving the Exclusionary Rule (with David H. Fentin), University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law (2010)

In Mapp v. Ohio (1961), the Warren Court held that the so-called exclusionary rule was...



Accounting for Federalism in State Courts - Exclusion of Evidence Obtained Lawfully By Federal Agents (with Hillary J. Massey), University of Colorado Law Review (2008)

After the terrorist attacks on September 11th, Congress greatly enhanced federal law enforcement powers through...



Border Searches in the Age of Terrorism, Mississippi Law Journal (2008)

This article will first explore the history of border searches. It will look to the...


Contributions to Books

Updates editor: Chapters 3, 6, 31-36, 54, 55, 77-81, Moore's Federal Practice (2011)


Jury Trial in Japan, Jury Trial: A Legal Concept (2008)


Terry v.Ohio, Massiah v. United States, and Zurcher v. Stanford Daily, Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States (2008)

Selected Professional Activities

Dog Sniffs and the Fourth Amendment, The Taslitz Galaxy: A Gathering of Scholars at Howard (2014)
Panelist, CNN Panel discussing the film Whitey: USA v. James J. Bulger, CNN and Boston College Law School (2014)
The Future of Legal Education, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (2014)
History of American Legal Education, with an Emphasis on Clinical Education, University College, Dublin Law School (2010)