Elizabeth M. Bloom
Teaching Professor and Program Administrator, Legal Skills in Social Context
Georgetown University Law Center, JD 2001
Professor Bloom teaches in the school’s Legal Skills in Social Context program (LSSC) and serves as the program administrator. Her LSSC social justice projects are in the areas of children’s rights and educational justice. Her scholarship focuses on law school formative assessment, the intersection of skills-based teaching and social justice, and the application of educational psychology to legal education.
Professor Bloom began her legal career at Goulston & Storrs, where she conducted a broad-based civil litigation practice. She subsequently worked at the Crockin Law and Policy Group, providing legal assistance to individuals, programs and policymakers in the area of assisted reproductive technology. Prior to joining the faculty at Northeastern University School of Law, Professor Bloom was a professor of law and director of the Academic Excellence Program at New England Law | Boston, where she taught for nine years. She currently serves on the Diversity Committee of the Association of Legal Writing Directors.
Fields of Expertise
- Academic Support
- Civil Litigation
- Law School Pedagogy
- Lawyering Skills
- Legal Research and Writing
- Reproductive Technology Law
- “Courageous Classrooms: Embracing Antiracist Legal Pedagogy,” 60 Family Court Review (2022).
- “Creating Desirable Difficulties: Strategies for Reshaping Teaching and Learning in the Law School Classroom,”" 95 University of Detroit Mercy Law Review 115 (2018).
- “Law School Game Changer: (Trans)formative Feedback,” 41 Ohio Northern University Law Review 227 (2015).
- “Teaching Law Students to Teach Themselves: Using Lessons from Educational Psychology to Shape Self-Regulated Learners,” 59 Wayne Law Review 311 (2013).
- “Achieving Balance Between High Tech and “Old School”: Counseling Underperforming Students in the Age of the iPhone,” The Learning Curve (2013).
- “Integrating Doctrinal Material and Faculty into Academic Support Courses,” The Learning Curve (2009) (co-author).
- “Academic Support Methods in the Hands of Doctrinal Professors: Tricks of the ASP Trade for Assisting Underperforming Students,” The Law Teacher (2012).