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Aliza Hochman Bloom
Contact Information

abloom@nesl.edu

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

Aliza Hochman Bloom

Faculty Fellow

Education

JD Columbia Law School, BA Yale University

Professional Background

Professor Aliza Hochman Bloom is a Faculty Fellow at New England Law, teaching and writing in the areas of criminal law and criminal procedure. Prior to joining New England Law, 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, and currently represents a client in the Supreme Court in his appeal regarding the consideration of race in the Fourth Amendment's seizure analysis (United States v. Knights, No. 21-198). 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. 

Scholarly Work

Objective Enough: Race is Relevant to the Reasonable Person in Criminal Procedure, Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Vol. 19, forthcoming (2022)

Misplaced Abstention: How the Supreme Court’s Deference to an Incapacitated Sentencing Commission Hurts Criminal Defendants, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW (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)