Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Blum to UC Hastings

The season for lateral hiring is upon us, and legal historians are among those on the move. We have learned that Binyamin Blum, currently appointed at the Law Faculty of Hebrew University and visiting at Stanford Law School, is headed to University of California, Hastings College of the Law. According to Blum's Stanford bio, he is currently at work on a book project that explores "the colonial origins of forensic science." He "also writes on current issues of evidence and proof, such as the suppression of confessions and the exclusion of unlawfully obtained evidence more generally, the spousal privilege, DNA and circumstantial evidence, rape shield statutes and character evidence." Blum received his B.A. and LL.B from Hebrew University and his doctorate in Law from Stanford.