Paula Monopoli

Sol & Carlyn Hubert Professor of Law, University of Maryland Carey School of Law

Paula Monopoli is the Sol & Carlyn Hubert Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law where she founded its Women, Leadership & Equality Program. She holds an appointment as a Visiting Scholar at the Møller Institute, Churchill College, University of Cambridge. Professor Monopoli received her B.A, cum laude, from Yale College, and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

She teaches in the areas of Property, Trusts & Estates and Gender and the Law.Professor Monopoli has published widely on the intersection of gender and constitutional design. She is the author of Constitutional Orphan: Gender Equality and the Nineteenth Amendment (Oxford University Press 2020) and three previous books, American Probate, Law and Leadership and Contemporary Trusts and Estates. Her articles include “Gender and Constitutional Design” in the Yale Law Journal, “Marriage, Property and [In]Equality” in the Yale Law Journal Online, “Gender and Justice: Parity and the United States Supreme Court” in The Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law, and “The Gendered State and Women’s Political Leadership” (with McDonagh) in Feminist Constitutionalism. Professor Monopoli has presented her research at Oxford University, University College Dublin, Yale Law School, the University of Michigan Law School and the University of Texas Law School, among many others.

Professor Monopoli is an elected member of the American Law Institute and she is an Academic Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel. She has received a number of teaching awards, including the University-wide Founders Week award, the law school’s Outstanding Professor of the Year award and Maryland’s Top 25 Women Professors by StateStats.org.  Professor Monopoli has also been selected as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by the Daily Record.

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