Cardozo Law Review



This memorial piece pays tribute to the remarkable life and legacy of Monrad G. Paulsen, a distinguished figure in legal education. Through his roles as a dean, professor, and prolific scholar, Paulsen made significant contributions to the fields of family law, criminal law, conflict of laws, and poverty law. Beyond his academic achievements, Paulsen's immense spirit and engaging personality endeared him to students and colleagues alike. Known for his generous discourse, Socratic inquiry, and humor, Paulsen fostered deep connections with hundreds of individuals, valuing philosophical discussions and human interactions above all else. His profound impact continues to resonate with those who had the privilege of knowing him, leaving an indelible mark on their lives and academic pursuits.

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