Professor Bloom's scholarship concentrates on issues of structure, method, and design in modern federal courts. He teaches Civil Procedure, Evidence, Federal Courts, and related courses.
law, civil procedure, evidence, federal courts
LAWS 5303 - Civil Procedure
Fall 2018 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
Studies modern practice in civil suits, including rules governing pleading, joinder of parties, discovery, jurisdiction of courts over the subject matter and parties, right to jury trial, appeals, and res judicata and collateral estoppel, with emphasis on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and their Colorado counterpart.
LAWS 6353 - Evidence
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
Studies the methods and forms of proof in litigation, including detailed consideration of hearsay, impeachment of witnesses, relevancy and certain restrictions on authentication and best evidence doctrines, and privileges.
LAWS 7003 - Federal Courts
Spring 2018 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2023
Looks at structure and jurisdiction of the federal courts, emphasizing problems of federalism and separation of powers and their relationship to resolution of substantive disputes.