About Robert M. Bloom
Robert M. Bloom, Professor of Law, has had legal experience in legal services, civil rights law, and as a criminal attorney, both a defense lawyer and 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 and civil procedure.
Professor Bloom has received the 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).
- Fall 2016: National Criminal Procedure Moot Court
- Spring 2017: Criminal Procedure, National Criminal Procedure Moot Court
Robert M. Bloom
Professor of Law
Boston College Law School
885 Centre Street
Newton Center, MA 02459
Examples & Explanations: Criminal Procedure: The Constitution and the Police, Eighth Edition (2015)
Presenting police process in procedural order, Criminal Procedure: The Constitution and the Police gives students a sense of the theoretical flow and logic of law enforcement. Examples start out easy, to build confidence, and gradually ...
The Fourth Amendment Fetches Fido: The Future of Dog Searches Wake Forest Law Review (2013)
For over thirty-five years, the Supreme Court has grappled with the controversial issue of affirmative action and race preference. Beginning with Justice Lewis Powell’s influential opinion in Bakke v. U. Cal. Davis in 1978, leeway ...
When Rights Become Empty Promises: Promoting an Exclusionary Rule that Vindicates Personal Rights The Irish Jurist (2011)
The United States has played a leading role in the development of the exclusionary rule since Weeks v. United States (1914). The original exclusionary rule justification set out in Weeks is the vindication principle which ...
“A More Majestic Conception:” the Importance of Judicial Integrity in Preserving the Exclusionary Rule University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law (2010)
In Mapp v. Ohio (1961), the Warren Court held that the so-called exclusionary rule was applicable to the states. Subsequent Supreme Courts have shown their disenchantment with the rule by seeking to curb its applicability. ...
Accounting for Federalism in State Courts - Exclusion of Evidence Obtained Lawfully By Federal Agents University of Colorado (2007)
After the terrorist attacks on September 11th, Congress greatly enhanced federal law enforcement powers through enactment of the U.S.A. Patriot Act. The Supreme Court also has provided more leeway to federal officers in the past ...
The Constitutional Infirmity of Warrantless NSA Surveillance: The Abuse of Presidential Power and the Injury to the Fourth Amendment William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal (2007)
In recent months, there have been many revelations about the tactics used by the Bush Administration to prosecute their war on terrorism. These stories involve the exploitation of technologies that allow the government, with the ...
Jury Trials in Japan Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review (2005)
The Japanese seeking to involve their citizens in the judicial system as well establishing a check on the power of the judiciary have enacted legislation to create jury trials. The type of jury trial enacted ...
Judicial Integrity: A Call for its Re-Emergence in the Adjudication of Criminal Cases Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology (1993)
A court can invalidate or rectify certain kinds of offensive official action on the grounds of judicial integrity. In the past, it has served as a check on overzealous law enforcement agents whose actions so ...