Matthew A. Pauley

Matthew A. Pauley

Associate Professor, Chairman, and Director of Legal Studies, Political Science and Legal Studies

Reid Hall, Room 404
Mon, Thu, 3-4:30 p.m.; by appointment
matthew.pauley@mville.edu
1 (914) 323-5195

About Me

Matthew A. Pauley is chairman of the Department of Political Science and Legal Studies and director of the legal studies program at Manhattanville College, where he teaches Constitutional Law, Civil Liberties, Criminal Law and Procedure, Common Law, Political Thought, and seminars relating law to history, literature, and philosophy. A summa cum laude graduate of Williams College, Dr. Pauley received his J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School and both his M.A. and Ph.D. in government from Harvard University, where he taught undergraduates for over 10 years. He is the author of numerous articles and three books – The President’s Constitutional Oath (University Press of America); Criminal Law: Its Nature and Sources (Griffon House); and most recently Athens, Rome, and England: America’s Constitutional Heritage (ISI), which was featured on the Manhattanville webpage. Before joining the Manhattanville faculty in 2002, Dr. Pauley had almost 20 years of experience in college and law school teaching, and he has been the recipient of prizes and commendations for teaching excellence. The pre-law advisor for the school, Dr. Pauley is also advisor to the Pre-Law Honor Society and the Manhattanville Gilbert and Sullivan Players, for which he directs student-faculty comic operettas.

Current Courses
Criminal Procedure
Constitutional Law
Introduction to Common Law
Honors Seminar I
Criminal Law
Civil Liberties
Introduction to Political Thought
Honors Seminar II
Professional History
Visiting Faculty
Suffolk University
Visiting Professor of Law
National University of Ireland Galway
Assistant Professor of Law
Southern New England School of Law
Adjunct Professor of Law
Southern New England School of Law
Post Doctoral Teaching Fellow
Harvard University
Instructor
Harvard University
Pre-Doctoral Teaching Fellow
Harvard University
Education
J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School
Ph.D., Harvard University
Master of Arts, Harvard University
Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, with honors, Williams College
Feature Publications

Book

Author
"Athens, Rome, and England: America’s Constitutional Heritage"

Intercollegiate Studies Institute/Griffon House, 2014

Author
"Government Gridlock in the United States"

The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty, ed. By Robert Rycroft (Greenwood Press, forthcoming.)

Book

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"Criminal Law: Its Nature and Sources"

Griffon House, 1999

Book

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"I Do Solemnly Swear: The President's Constitutional Oath: Its Meaning and Importance in the History of Oaths"

University Press of America, 1999

Article

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"The Pinkerton Doctrine and Murder"

4 Pierce Law Review 1, 2005

Article

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"Murder By Premeditation"

36 American Criminal Law Review 145, 1999

Article

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"The Jurisprudence of Crime and Punishment From Plato to Hegel"

39 American Journal of Jurisprudence 97, 1994

Article

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"America's Emergency-Powers' Consensus: 'We The People' And Their Written Guarantee of Safety"

Journal of Policy History, Vol.2, No.3, 1990

Article

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"The Forgotten Footlocker Case: A New Rule for Warrantless Searches in Public Places?"

Criminal Justice Section News (Massachusetts Bar Association), Vol.19, No.3 at 3, May 1997