Associate Professor of Legal Reasoning, Research & Writing
E. Joan Blum received her B.A. degree summa cum laude from Harvard University in 1975, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. In 1978 she received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a member of the Law Review.
She was admitted to practice in Massachusetts in 1978, and in 1978-79 she was Law Clerk to Justice Robert Braucher on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Between 1979 and 1984, she was an associate at Palmer & Dodge in Boston, where she practiced primarily in the area of tax-exempt financing. She joined the faculty of Boston College Law School in 1985, and currently is an Associate Professor of Legal Reasoning, Research & Writing. In addition to teaching in the first-year LRR&W course, Professor Blum for several years taught an upper-level seminar in Legal Drafting and has consulted with Boston law firms on legal writing issues.