Associate Professor of the Practice
E. Joan Blum has taught at Boston College Law School since 1985. She is an associate professor of the practice for the first-year Law Practice Program. Since 2009, she been involved in international legal education, conducting training programs in Bosnia and Herzegovina for judges and prosecutors on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice, and for trial monitors and legal advisors of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
In 2013, Blum served as a Fulbright Specialist on the law faculty of Sarajevo University. She has made several visits to Tashkent State University of Law in Uzbekistan to teach undergraduate and graduate law students and conduct faculty development programs. She is teaching there during the 2022-23 academic year on a Fulbright Teaching/Research grant.
Blum received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Harvard University in 1975. In 1978, she received her J.D. from Columbia University, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and member of the law review. After serving as a 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.