Center for Women in Law

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Paula A. Monopoli

Paula Monopoli
Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Women, Leadership & Equality Program, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Paula Monopoli is Professor of Law at the University of Maryland School of Law, where she has held the Marbury Research Professorship and founded the Women, Leadership & Equality Program in 2003.  Professor Monopoli received a B.A, cum laude, from Yale College in 1980, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1983.  She teaches Property, Trusts & Estates and a seminar in Gender and the Legal Profession.  Her books include Law and Leadership: Integrating Leadership Studies into the Law School Curriculum (with McCarty)(Ashgate),  Contemporary Approaches to Trusts and Estates (with Gary, Borison and Cahn)(Aspen), and American Probate: Protecting the Public, Improving the Process (Northeastern University Press).  Her other publications include “Gender and Constitutional Design” in the Yale Law Journal, “Marriage, Property and [In]Equality: Remedying ERISA’s Disparate Impact on Spousal Wealth” in the Yale Law Journal Online and “Women and the Gendered State” (with McDonagh) in Feminist Constitutionalism (Cambridge University Press.)  Professor Monopoli is an elected member of the American Law Institute and an Academic Fellow of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel.