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).
Cases on Criminal Procedure (2013)
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...
Criminal Procedure: The Constitution and the Police, Examples and Explanations (with Mark S. Brodin) (2006)
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...
Jury Trials in Japan, Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review (2006)
The Japanese seeking to involve their citizens in the judicial system as well establishing a...
Contributions to Books
Updates editor: Chapters 3, 6, 31-36, 54, 55, 77-81, Moore's Federal Practice (2011)
Terry v.Ohio, Massiah v. United States, and Zurcher v. Stanford Daily, Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States (2008)
The Story of Pottawatomie County v. Lindsay Earls: Drug Testing in the Public Schools, Education Law Stories (2008)
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Rule 55 – Default Judgement, Moore's Federal Practice (2007)
Selected Professional Activities
History of American Legal Education, with an Emphasis on Clinical Education, University College, Dublin Law School (2010)
U.S. Exclusionary Rule: A Comparative Analysis, University College, Dublin Law School (2010)
The Odyssey of the United States Road to Torture-How did the United States become a Waterboarder?, Human Rights Seminar in the School of Law, University College Dublin (2010)
United States after 9/11 decided to ignore various international laws and engaged in torture. Talk...