SMU Faculty Experts

Lackland H. Bloom Jr.

Professor of Law

An expert in Constitutional Law, Professor Lackland H. Bloom Jr. teaches courses in Constitution and in Freedom of Speech, Press and Religion.

He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Order of the Coif, as well as administrative editor of the Michigan Law Review. He was law clerk to Chief Justice John R. Brown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and later was associated with the Washington firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. 

He has published articles concerning freedom of speech and the rhetoric of Supreme Court opinions. The Oxford University Press has published Professor Bloom’s books Do Great Cases Make Bad Law? (2014) and Methods of Interpretations: How the Supreme Court Reads the Constitution (2009). He is also active in the field of copyright. 

He can discuss:

  • Constitutional Law
  • Freedom of Speech
  • Freedom of the Press
  • Freedom of Religion

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