Professor of Law Emeritus
Vanderbilt Law School
Frank S. Bloch - is Professor of Law Emeritus at Vanderbilt University Law School, where he served as Director of Clinical Education and as Director of the Social Justice Program. He began his legal career as a legal aid attorney with California Rural Legal Assistance and then taught at the University of Chicago Law School’s Mandel legal Aid Clinic before moving on to Vanderbilt in 1979. At Vanderbilt, he taught live-client clinical courses on civil practice, as well as classroom courses on Social Security, poverty law, social justice, evidence, and civil procedure. Prof. Bloch is the author of numerous books and articles, including Westlaw’s Bloch on Social Security and Social Security Law, Policy, and Practice (with Prof. Jon Dubin). He is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance and has served as a consultant to the International Social Security Association, the Administrative Conference of the United States, and the Social Security Advisory Board. Professor Bloch earned a B.A. and a Ph.D. from Brandeis University and a J.D. from Columbia University Law School.