Associate Professor of Legal Reasoning, Research & Writing
E. Joan Blum received her B.A. degree summa cum laude from Harvard University in 1975. In 1978 she received her J.D. degree from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a member of the Law Review. After serving as Law Clerk to Justice Robert Braucher on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, 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 teaching in the first-year Law Practice Program. Professor Blum has been involved in international legal education since 2009, conducting training programs for judges and prosecutors in Bosnia and Herzegovina on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice, and conducting faculty development programs at Tashkent State University of Law in Uzbekistan. In 2013, she served as a Fulbright Specialist at the Law Faculty of Sarajevo University. Professor Blum is Faculty Director of the Boston College Law Summer Institute: Foundations of U.S. Law and Practice, a program for international legal educators, legal professionals, and law students.