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Professor Karen M. Blum

Professor Karen M. Blum

Suffolk University Law School
Professor Emerita
Boston, MA, USA


Karen Blum is a Professor Emerita at Suffolk University Law School where she taught for forty three years in the areas of Federal Courts, Police Misconduct Litigation and Civil Procedure. She received her B.A. from Wells College, a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and an LL. M. from Harvard Law School. Professor Blum has been a regular faculty participant in § 1983 Civil Rights Programs and Institutes throughout the United States. Since 1990, she has served as a faculty member for workshops sponsored by the Federal Judicial Center for Federal Judges and Federal Magistrate Judges. She has authored numerous articles in the Section 1983 area, including her most recent piece in the 2018 Notre Dame Law Review Federal Practice & Procedure Issue, Qualified Immunity: Time to Change the Message.  She is co-author, along with Michael Avery, David Rudovsky, and Jennifer Laurin of Police Misconduct: Law and Litigation.

Professor Karen M. Blum is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Municipal Liability: Municipal Policies and Practices (Including Interplay between State and Local law) - Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (34th Annual), Friday, October 27, 2017
Anatomy of a Section 1983 Wrongful Conviction Case (Newton v. City of New York) - Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (34th Annual), Friday, October 27, 2017
Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution – The Claim and Defenses - Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (34th Annual), Friday, October 27, 2017
Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (34th Annual) - Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (34th Annual), Friday, October 27, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Local Government Liability Under Section 1983 (August 4, 2017) - Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (34th Annual), Friday, October 27, 2017
Local Government Liability Under Section 1983 (August 4, 2017) (cont’d) - Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (34th Annual), Friday, October 27, 2017
Local Officials Enforcing State Law (to view the content of this chapter please see Chapter 4, Section III.A.3.a.) - Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (34th Annual), Friday, October 27, 2017
Local Government Liability Where Local Entity Exercises Discretion or Control Over Enforcement of State Law (to view the content of this chapter please see Chapter 4, Section III.A.3.b.) - Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (34th Annual), Friday, October 27, 2017
Section 1983: Qualified Immunity (August 4, 2017) - Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (34th Annual), Friday, October 27, 2017
Section 1983: Qualified Immunity (August 4, 2017) (cont’d) - Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (34th Annual), Friday, October 27, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Supreme Court Review of Section 1983 Decisions - Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (34th Annual), Friday, October 27, 2017
Municipal Liability: Municipal Policies and Practices (Including Interplay between State and Local law) - Municipal Liability: Municipal Policies and Practices (Including Interplay between State and Local law), Friday, October 27, 2017
Anatomy of a Section 1983 Wrongful Conviction Case (Newton v. City of New York) - Anatomy of a Section 1983 Wrongful Conviction Case (Newton v. City of New York), Friday, October 27, 2017
Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution – The Claim and Defenses - Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution – The Claim and Defenses, Friday, October 27, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Anatomy of a Section 1983 Wrongful Conviction Case (Newton v. City of New York) - Anatomy of a Section 1983 Wrongful Conviction Case (Newton v. City of New York), Friday, October 27, 2017
Municipal Liability: Municipal Policies and Practices (Including Interplay between State and Local law) - Municipal Liability: Municipal Policies and Practices (Including Interplay between State and Local law), Friday, October 27, 2017
Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution – The Claim and Defenses - Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution – The Claim and Defenses, Friday, October 27, 2017
Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (34th Annual) - Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (34th Annual), Friday, October 27, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution – The Claim and Defenses - Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution – The Claim and Defenses, Friday, October 27, 2017
Municipal Liability: Municipal Policies and Practices (Including Interplay between State and Local law) - Municipal Liability: Municipal Policies and Practices (Including Interplay between State and Local law), Friday, October 27, 2017
Anatomy of a Section 1983 Wrongful Conviction Case (Newton v. City of New York) - Anatomy of a Section 1983 Wrongful Conviction Case (Newton v. City of New York), Friday, October 27, 2017
Supreme Court Review of Section 1983 Decisions - Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (34th Annual), Friday, October 27, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (34th Annual), Thursday, November 09, 2017, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast 35th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Thursday, October 25, 2018, New York, NY
Pro Bono  Pro Bono 35th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Thursday, October 25, 2018, New York, NY
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