Brenda Bratton Blom

Law School Professor Emeritus

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  • BA, 1989, JD, 1993, University of Baltimore
  • MPS, 1993; Ph.D. 2002, University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Community Economic Development Law: A Text for Engaged Learning (2012) (with Susan Bennett, Louise A. Howells, and Deborah S. Kenn). Abstract

Book Chapters

The Role of Nonprofits and Religious Organizations in Emergency Response, in Building Community Resilience Post-Disaster 133 (Dorcas R. Gilmore & Diane M. Standaert eds., 2013) (with contribution by Woody Widrow).

Creating a Problem Solving and Restoring Community Using Lessons Lost in the Merger of the Courts of Law and Equity: Justice as a Critical Element of Community Development, in Re-Engineering Community Development for the 21st Century (2008) (with others).


Community Voice and Justice: An Essay on Problem-Solving Courts as a Proxy for Change, 10 University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender & Class 25 (2010) (with others). Abstract

Conversations on “Community Lawyering”: The Newest (Oldest) Wave in Clinical Education, 28 Washington University Journal of Law and Policy 359 (2008) (with others). Abstract

Cause Lawyering and Social Movements: Can Solo and Small Firm Practitioners Anchor Social Movements?, 39 Studies in Law, Politics and Society 119 (2006). Abstract

Finding Your Balance on the Tightrope: Reflections from a Clinical Life, 4 University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class 273 (2004). Abstract

A New Tool for Strengthening Urban Neighborhoods, 11 Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law 128 (2002) (with Robert B. Inerfeld). Abstract