Monopoli, Paula A. 1958-

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MONOPOLI, Paula A. 1958-


Born August 25, 1958, in Providence, RI; daughter of Richard Vito and Eileen (Ryan) Monopoli; married Marin Roger Scardato, January 8, 1983. Education: Yale University, B.A., 1980; University of Virginia, J.D., 1983.


Home—Bethseda, MD. Office—University of Maryland School of Law, 515 West Lombard St., Baltimore, MD 21201. E-mail—[email protected].


Lawyer and educator. Admitted to the Bar of New York State, 1984, Florida, 1985, Washington, DC, 1986, and Massachusetts, 1988; Hawkins, Delafield, & Wood, New York, NY, attorney, 1983-85; Holland & Knight, Tallahassee, FL, attorney, 1985-87, Hill & Barlow, Boston, MA, attorney, 1987-92; Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA, professor of law, 1992—. University of Maryland, Baltimore, visiting professor of law and director of women leadership and equality fellowship program.


American Bar Association, American Law Institute.


American Probate: Protecting the Public, Improving the Process, Northeastern University Press (Boston, MA), 2003.

Editor of Jurist: Property/Wills and Trusts Law Guide, 2000—. Contributor to books, including Child Custody and Visitation, Matthew Bender Publishing, 1992, and The First Amendment Law Handbook 2002-2003, West Publishing, 2003. Contributor to scholarly journals, including Missouri Law Review, Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, and Stanford Law and Policy Review.


In her 2003 work American Probate: Protecting the Public, Improving the Process, attorney and educator Paula A. Monopoli "examines the probate process in America and gives it a failing grade," stated Library Journal contributor Harry Charles. Monopoli, a university professor who once practiced trust and estate law, offers case studies to support her argument, including an account of a New Hampshire judge and probate attorney who stole from the estates of his elderly clients for almost twenty years. In American Probate Monopoli "shows how an array of flaws in the system allows corrupt and unethical lawyers to take advantage of the nation's most vulnerable citizens," according to a contributor to the Northeastern University Press Web site.



Library Journal, April 1, 2003, Harry Charles, review of American Probate: Protecting the Public, Improving the Process, p. 114.


Northeastern University Press Web site, (April 19, 2004), "Paula Monopoli."

Southwestern University School of Law Web site, (April 19, 2004), "Paula A. Monopoli."

University of Maryland School of Law Web site, (April 19, 2004), "Paula A. Monopoli."*