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Bloom Named to USDC Advisory Committee

5/09/08--BC Law is pleased to announce that Professor Bloom has been asked to serve as reporter for a distinguished committee that will consider changes to the local District Court Rules of Criminal Procedure for practice in the federal courts.

5/09/08--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that Professor Robert Bloom has been asked to serve as reporter for a distinguished committee of judges, scholars and practitioners that will consider changes to the local District Court Rules of Criminal Procedure for practice in the federal courts.

Robert Ullman, a former federal prosecutor and a partner at Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, is chairing the committee.

Bloom has had experience in legal services, civil rights law, and as a criminal attorney, both as 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.

His recent presentations include "Border Searches, Terrorism, and the Fourth Amendment" at the University of Mississippi Law School; "Drug Testing in Public Schools" at the University of Cincinnati Law School; and "Debate on Fourth Amendment Issues in Homeland Security Law," in Washington D.C.
Bloom recently served as a visiting professor at Kwansei Gakuin University, Nisinomiya, Japan.  He is the coach for BC Law's Criminal Procedure Moot Court teams, which won National Championships in 2006 and 2007. He is also frequently quoted in the media as an expert in criminal procedure and jury trials.

Recent publications include "The Story of Pottawatomie County v. Lindsay Earls: Drug Testing in the Public Schools," In Education Law Stories (New York: Foundation Press, 2008);  "Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Rule 55 – Default Judgement" in Moore’s Federal Practice, Vol. 10_(4th ed., Matthew Bender, 2007); With Mark S. Brodin. Criminal Procedure: The Constitution and the Police: Examples and Explanations, (5th ed. New York: Aspen Publishers, 2007); and Moore's Federal Practice, (3rd ed., updates editor: Chapter 31-36, 80. Newark, NJ: LexisNexis, 2006).

He earned his B.S. from Northeastern University and J.D. from Boston College.