Frank Bloch is a Professor of Law and Director of the Social Justice Program at Vanderbilt University Law School. He is currently serving as a consultant on a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) project to train Chinese law professors in teaching professional skills and in clinical legal education. Professor Bloch taught at the University of Chicago Law School before joining the faculty at Vanderbilt in 1979. Before that, he worked as a legal aid lawyer with California Rural Legal Assistance.
Professor Bloch is a leader in the international clinical education movement, most notably as one of the founding members of the Global Alliance for Justice Education. He has served as a Fulbright Professor at Delhi University in India and as a Research Fellow at the International Social Security Association in Geneva, Switzerland. Professor Bloch is also an internationally prominent expert in social security and other public benefit programs. His publications include books such as The Global Clinical Movement: Educating Lawyers for Social Justice and Bloch on Social Security Disability, as well as a variety of articles including Institutionalizing a Social Justice Mission for Clinical Legal Education: Cross-national Currents from India and the United States (with M.R.K. Prasad).
Professor Bloch received his Ph.D, M.A., and B.A. from Brandeis University and his J.D. from Columbia University.