Legal Scholars Honor Professor Henry Paul Monaghan

New York, October 22, 2015 Long recognized as one of the nation's leading scholars on constitutional law and federal jurisdiction,  Henry Paul Monaghan has taught at Columbia Law School for 32 years. On October 16, Monaghan, the School's Harlan Fiske Stone Professor of Law, was honored at the tenth annual John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics and Culture held at Villanova University School of Law in Philadelphia.

Professor Henry Paul Monaghan
was honored by Villanova University
School of Law on October 16.
The conference program described Monaghan as a scholar who “has helped generations of jurists, scholars and students understand the meaning of the Constitution of the United States by evaluating the document's perfections while insisting upon its imperfections,” and it “focus[ed] on three of his landmark articles: “Marbury and Administrative Law,” 83 Colum. L. Rev. 1 (1983); “The Protective Power of the President,” 93 Colum. L. Rev. 1 (1993); “Stare Decisis and Constitutional Adjudication,” 88 Colum. L. Rev. 723 (1988).” 
The conference, "The Perfections of Our Imperfect Constitution: Marbury and Administration, the Power of the President and Constitutional Stare Decisis," was attended by leading scholars in constitutional law and federal jurisdiction, including the following commentators:
  • John F. Manning, Deputy Dean and Bruce Bromley Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
  • Gillian E. Metzger, Stanley H. Fuld Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • James Pfander, Owen L. Coon Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Catherine J. Lanctot, Professor of Law, Villanova University School of Law
  • Thomas H. Lee, Leitner Family Professor of International Law and Director of Graduate and International Studies, Fordham University School of Law
  • H. Jefferson Powell, Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
  • Patrick McKinley Brennan, Professor of Law and John F. Scarpa Chair in Catholic Legal Studies, Villanova University School of Law
In 2009, Monaghan’s colleagues at Columbia Law School organized a conference in his honor. Professors from Yale, Harvard and other law schools also participated in the event, which included two panel discussions, one of which was focused on Professor Monaghan’s well-known article “Constitutional Common Law.”