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MSS 85-4

The Papers of Monrad G. Paulsen


This collection (1940-1976) contains professional correspondence related to the Juvenile Court Project (1973) and juvenile courts; law and poverty; personal correspondence; some student papers and lecture notes.

1940s-1976 [Inclusive]
2.8 Linear Feet (7 archival boxes, plus one box of personal items.)

Scope & Contents

These professional papers were left behind in the dean's office when Paulsen moved to New York.

Collection Description

    Biographical / Historical

    Monrad Paulsen, a native of Iowa, received an A.B. in 1940 and a J.D. in 1942 from the University of Chicago. After practicing briefly in Chicago, he began his teaching career at the University of Utah. He also taught at Indiana University and the University of Minnesota, before joining the Columbia faculty in 1956. Paulsen was a respected scholar in the fields of juvenile, domestic relations, and poverty law, as well as criminal law and procedure.

    When Hardy Dillard retired from the deanship, he highly recommended Paulsen to succeed him. The first dean who had not previously been a member of the Virginia law faculty, Paulsen served in that post until 1975, and in that time attracted many fine scholars to the faculty. During his deanship, the student population grew by two hundred as the 1970s saw increasing numbers of women and minority students. The growth in the faculty and student body, along with curriculum changes and new organizations, pushed Clark Hall to its limits. Near the end of Paulsen’s deanship, the Law School building at North Grounds was constructed and occupied.

    In 1975, Paulsen went to New York to help establish and serve as dean of the Cardozo Law School at Yeshiva University.
    These professional papers were left behind in the dean’s office when Paulsen moved to New York. Monrad Paulsen died in 1980.

fileAALS Needed Legal Services Project, 1960s, 1971-72MSS 85-4, Box 1
Brown, Walter L.
Dillard Ribble and Ritchie in early 1950's
Nash, Charles with Monrad Paulsen and Marion Kellogg (?) at presentation of portrait
Paulsen, Monrad
Paulsen, Monrad G. [Faculty]
Stennis, John - Photo of his Portrait with Artist who Painted It
fileLectures: The Child and the State, delivered at Louisiana State University; Responsible Dissent -- A Student Right, 1973, n.d.MSS 85-4, Box 1
fileMobilization for Youth, 1963-64MSS 85-4, Box 1
fileResearch material regarding legal aid in England [obtained from the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London], 1960sMSS 85-4, Box 1
fileResearch and writing for unidentified projects, 1960sMSS 85-4, Box 2
fileCalifornia Legal Services (OEO), 1972MSS 85-4, Box 4
fileCasebook: Criminal Law and Its Processes, 1969, 1972MSS 85-4, Box 4
fileChild Abuse Workshop, 1970MSS 85-4, Box 4
fileChild Protection Committee, U.Va. Hospital , 1972MSS 85-4, Box 4
fileCouncil on Social Work Education, 1968-69MSS 85-4, Box 4
fileDay Care Licensing, 1970-72MSS 85-4, Box 4
fileDocket Book Study , n.d.MSS 85-4, Box 4
fileFamily Law Casebook , 1968, 1971MSS 85-4, Box 4
fileGottingen Visit, 1971-73MSS 85-4, Box 4
fileEleonore Herrmann , 1968-69MSS 85-4, Box 4
fileDavid Hoffman, 1969MSS 85-4, Box 4
fileJuvenile Court Project, 1973MSS 85-4, Box 4
fileJuvenile Courts, 1969-72MSS 85-4, Box 4
fileJuvenile Justice Standards Project , 1972-73MSS 85-4, Box 4
fileSanford Kadish , 1968MSS 85-4, Box 4
fileLeo Kanowitz , 1968-69MSS 85-4, Box 4
fileJohn Lambert , 1968MSS 85-4, Box 4
fileLaw and Poverty , 1968MSS 85-4, Box 4
fileLawyers' Co-op , 1970MSS 85-4, Box 4
fileArthur F. MacConochie , 1968MSS 85-4, Box 4
fileLutheran Church in America , 1973MSS 85-4, Box 5
fileNational Council on Crime and Delinquency , 1971MSS 85-4, Box 5
fileNational Council of Juvenile Court Judges: Lawyers' Handbook , 1970-71MSS 85-4, Box 5
fileNational Juvenile Law Center , 1970-71MSS 85-4, Box 5
fileOffice of Economic Opportunity , 1969-72MSS 85-4, Box 5
fileWilliam Paulsen Estate, 1971-74MSS 85-4, Box 5
filePersonal Correspondence , 1955; 1965-76MSS 85-4, Box 5
fileReprints of MGP articles (ca. 40), 1940s-70sMSS 85-4, Box 5
itemFinal Statement to the University of Virginia Law Faculty as its Dean , 1976, January 12Law School, Basement, Special Collections Storage, Oversized Files Cabinet [Law Oversized Materials]
itemFormal portrait, [ca. 1960?]Law Special Collections photographs cabinet
itemMGP with Emerson Spies and Gwendolyn Jones ('72), [1972?]Law Special Collections photographs cabinet
itemMGP with Hardy Dillard [in Clark Hall lounge?] , [ante-1974]Law Special Collections photographs cabinet
itemMiscellaneous personal photos , n.d.Law Special Collections photographs cabinet