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.