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Ted Blumoff

Professor Ted Blumoff


Professor of Law


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  • Bioethical/Biomedical Issues
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contemporary Politics
  • Criminal Justice
  • Law and Neuroscience
  • Law and Genetics
  • J.D., 1982, Washington University (St. Louis)
  • Ph.D., 1976, St. Louis University (Interdisciplainary)
  • M.A., 1971, St. Louis University (History)
  • B.S., 1969, St. Louis University (Psychology)

Professor Blumoff began his academic legal career writing about constitutional law and law and religion. His most recent expertise is in the jurisprudence of criminal law. For roughly 10 years, he has been writing about the impact of the brain sciences on the models of human behavior on which our criminal law is based. He has published in peer reviewed journals including the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, the Buffalo Criminal Law Review, Jurimetrics, and in collections published by Ashcroft Publishing (London) and Oxford University Press (forthcoming). In the past six months, he has had two papers posted on the Social Science Research Network that were top ten downloads. He has given presentations on the topic throughout this country and abroad. Blumoff is completing a book titled The Scars of Violence: Early Childhood Developmental Deficits, Violent Adult Crime, and the Limits of Criminal Jurisprudence. He is a regular contributor to the Gruter Institute of Law and Behavioral Sciences and a member of the Society for the Evolutionary Analysis of Law. He is the co-author of a treatise and a casebook on discovery with Edward Imwinkelried (U. Cal. Davis).

Before entering law teaching full-time, he was an associate at Gallop, Johnson & Neuman, L.C., in St. Louis. He has visited at Washington University School of Law and Emory University College of Law. He has an undergraduate degree in psychology and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in history and social psychology from the American Studies Department at St. Louis University. He was a member of the Order of the Coif at Washington University.


  • Organizer, Atlanta Neuroethics Consortium, Ltd. (incorporator);
  • Member, Society for the Evolutionary Analysis of Law (SEAL), current;
  • Contributor, Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research, current;
  • 1989-2000, Exec. Comm., Ass’n of American Law Schools, Section on Federal Courts., Treas.,
  • 1992; 1995-2002, Exec. Comm., A.A.L.S. Section on Law & Religion, 1998 Program Chair; Section Chair, 1998-99, Exec. Comm.;
  • Mo. Bar, Fed. Bar, E.D. Mo., A.B.A.
  • Non-academic (recent): Original Board member, Co-Chair, and creator of 159 Georgia Together, Inc., a grassroots, 501(c)(4) organization.

Professor Blumoff retired at the end of the 2020-2021 academic year.

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