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Aliza Hochman Bloom
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Areas of Expertise
  • Federal Sentencing
  • Fourth Amendment
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Appellate Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Law and Procedure

Aliza Hochman Bloom

Faculty Fellow


JD Columbia Law School, BA Yale University

Professional Background

Prior to joining New England Law | Boston, Professor Hochman Bloom was a visiting scholar at Boston University School of Law, where she taught in the Criminal Law Clinic.

Before transitioning to academia, Professor Hochman Bloom represented indigent criminal defendants on appeal before the Eleventh Circuit and United States Supreme Court as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Middle District of Florida. She continues to represent defendants as appointed counsel on appeal before the First and Eleventh Circuits. Professor Hochman Bloom clerked for Judge Charles Wilson on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and for Judge Charlene Honeywell in the Middle District of Florida. 

In addition to teaching, Professor Hochman Bloom researches and writes about various areas within criminal procedure, particularly exploring Fourth and Fifth Amendment questions and complexities within federal criminal sentencing. 

Featured Publications

Whack-A-Mole Reasonable Suspicion, 112 CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW __ (forthcoming) (2024)

Objective Enough: Race Is Relevant to the Reasonable Person in Criminal Procedure, Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Vol. XIX (forthcoming) (2023)

SJC backslides on racial disparities in policing, CommonWealth Magazine (2023)

Reviving rehabilitation: SJC considers sentencing ‘late adolescents’ to die in prison, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (2023)

Reasonable, Yet Suspicious: the Maryland Supreme Court Wrestles with the Paradox of Flight from Police, 103 BOSTON UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW ONLINE (forthcoming) (2023)

Misplaced Abstention: How the Supreme Court’s Deference to an Incapacitated Sentencing Commission Hurts Criminal Defendants, New York University Law Review Online Forum (2022)

“What Has Always Been True”- the Washington Supreme Court Holds That Seizure Law Must Account for Racial Disparity in Policing, 107 Minnesota Law Review Headnotes (2022)

It is Time to Reform Federal Supervised Release, American Constitution Society Expert Forum (2022)

Long Overdue: Confronting Race in the Fourth Amendment’s Free-to-Leave Analysis, Howard Law Journal, Vol. LXV, No. 1 (2021)

Time and Punishment: How the ACCA Unjustly Creates a ‘One-Day Career Criminal, 57 American Criminal Law Review 1 (2020)

When Too Many People Can be Stopped: The Erosion of Reasonable Suspicion Required for a Terry Stop in the Eleventh Circuit, 9 Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law 258 (2018)

Harsher Penalties for the Poor: Constitutional Consideration of a Defendant’s Ability to Pay Restitution in Sentencing, 16 Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal (2017)