Professor Kate Bloch received her undergraduate education at Washington University in St. Louis as an Arnold J. Lien merit scholar. Before departing Washington University, she completed an M.A. in French. During her student days in St. Louis, she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and played on an intramural inner tube water polo team. Once in California, Professor Bloch attended Stanford Law School where she was a Senior Note Editor on the Stanford Law Review. Following graduation and the California Bar, Professor Bloch clerked for the United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.
Prior to joining the UC Hastings Faculty, she represented the People of the State of California as a Deputy District Attorney for the County of Santa Clara.
Courses Taught: Criminal Practice Clinic, Criminal Law & Theory Concentration Seminar, Criminal Law, Roles & Ethics in Practice, and Jury Instructions
Expertise: Criminal Law
What I would like to share with my students is... the intellectual excitement of legal inquiry in addition to the practical application of theory and doctrine to make a positive difference in legal systems and society.