Visiting Clinical Professor of Law
Associate Director, Civil Justice Program
BA, summa cum laude, Mount Saint Mary’s University
JD, cum laude, University of Maryland
Ph.D, University of Washington
Professor Bloom comes to Loyola from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law where she was Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Scholarship. Professor Bloom is broadly trained in both law and politics. She holds both a J.D. and a Ph.D. in political science. She received her Ph.D from the University of Washington, where she studied under Michael W. McCann and the late Stuart Scheingold. Professor Bloom has also taught at Occidental College in Los Angeles, the New York Law School and the University of Salzburg as a visiting professor. In 2011, she was a Senior Fellow in the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School. Professor Bloom has published several articles on issues relating to litigation, lawyers and legal culture. Her work has been published in the Washington Law Review, the North Carolina Law Review, Law and Contemporary Problems, and other respected journals.
Professor Bloom also has significant experience as a public interest lawyer, primarily with Public Justice, where she worked for nearly ten years litigating precedent-setting cases in a variety of areas, including civil rights and civil liberties, mass torts, court secrecy and federal preemption. She has written and commented on legal issues in a variety of public forums, including Congressional hearings, meetings of the American Trial Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association, hearings on proposed changes to the Federal Rules, and numerous academic and public interest law conferences. Professor Bloom continues to be active in the public interest bar and sits on the Board of Advisors for VoteRiders, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that citizens obtain the IDs they need to vote. She is currently writing an article on the role of the jury in American political life.
Please visit Professor Bloom's SSRN page to view her scholarly papers.
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