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.