Conference Presenter Profile

Frank Bloch

Name: Frank Bloch

Professional Title: Professor of Law Emeritus

Affiliation: Vanderbilt University Law School

Country: United States

Title of Presentation(s):

  • Collaboration and Innovation: How can GAJE Better Facilitate Communication Among Justice Educators Worldwide?

Short Bio: Frank Bloch is Professor of Law Emeritus at Vanderbilt University Law School (USA), where he served as Director of Clinical Education from 1079 to 2001. He also served as the Director of the Law School’s Social Justice Program from 2007 to 2010. Professor Bloch is also an internationally prominent expert in social security and other public benefit programs and a leader in the international clinical education movement, most notably as one of the founding members of the Global Alliance for Justice Education (GAJE). He serves currently on the GAJE Steering Committee and Executive Committee, and as Chair of the Communications Committee. He was a Fulbright Professor at Delhi University in India (1986-87) and a Research Fellow at the International Social Security Association in Geneva, Switzerland (1992-93). Over the course of his career, he served as vice-chair of an Institute of Medicine committee studying the Social Security disability decision-making process, as chair of the Income Security Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, and as a consultant for the Administrative Conference of the United States, the Social Security Advisory Board, and the US Agency for International Development. Before joining the Vanderbilt faculty, Professor Bloch taught at the University of Chicago’s Legal Aid Clinic and worked as a legal aid lawyer with California Rural Legal Assistance. He is the author of numerous books, book chapters, and articles, and was the editor of The Global Clinical Movement: Educating Lawyers for Social Justice (Oxford University Press 2011).

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