Robert Bloom


Law School


Professor Robert Bloom specializes in constitutional law; criminal procedure; civil procedure; court system; police abuse; police use of informants; Fourth Amendment; police interrogation; judges and jurors. A former civil rights attorney and assistant district attorney, Professor Bloom is the author of numerous books, Cases Criminal Procedure 2017-2018; Ratting: The Use and Abuse of Informants in the American Justice SystemConstitutional Criminal Procedure; Examples & Explanations: Criminal Procedure: The Constitution and the Police (Eighth Edition); Criminal Procedure: The Constitution and the Police - Examples and Explanations; Searches, Seizures, and Warrants: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution; and Criminal Procedure Mate: Searches and Seizures, Interrogation, Identifications, and Exclusionary Remedy.

Professor Bloom is an update editor and has written several chapters of Moore's Federal Practice, a major treatise on federal civil practice, and “The Fourth Amendment Fetches Fido; Dog Sniffs and the Fourth Amendment” (Wake Forest Law Review). Professor Bloom has been widely quoted by national and local media outlets on a number of high profile cases, including the trials of James “Whitey” Bulger, Aaron Hernandez, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.