Suffolk University Oral History Collection (SOH-053)
Karen Blum, professor of law emerita, reflects on her forty-plus years at Suffolk University Law School, first as a law student and then as a member of the faculty. The interview highlights her nationally recognized legal scholarship on civil rights and police misconduct. Among her accomplishments at Suffolk, she describes the development of curriculum focused on civil rights and police reform, the creation of an internship program for first-year students, and her role as the founding director of the Masterman Institute on the First Amendment and Fourth Estate. She reflects on the major developments and changes in the law school, efforts to diversify the student body, and the growth of the university as a whole. Throughout the interview, Blum shares personal memories of her mentors and colleagues at Suffolk, as well as the challenges of being a woman on the law faculty early in her career.
oral history, History of Suffolk University
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Blum, Karen and Stoll, Nancy, "Oral history interview with Karen Blum (SOH-053)" (2020). Suffolk University Oral History Project. 44.