Paul Nathanson

Paul Nathanson is retired and was previously an Associate Provost for Academic Affairs at the University of New Mexico, having also taught at the Law School and served as Director of the Institute of Public Law.

Professor Nathanson received his undergraduate degree, Phi Beta Kappa, from Tulane University (1964), his Juris Doctor degree from Duke University (1967), and his Masters of Comparative Law from the University of Chicago (1969).

Professor Nathanson is a nationally recognized figure in the field of law and aging, and public policy affecting the elderly. He is currently the Chair of the Board of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. He was a founding member of the American Bar Association Commission on the Elderly, the President of the American Society on Aging, and the National Secretary of the Gray Panthers. Professor Nathanson was also the founding Director of the National Senior Citizens Law Center. He was the on air legal expert on the nationally-shown PBS aging issues series “Over Easy,” hosted by Hugh Downs.

Professor Nathanson taught in the areas of law and public policy, legislation and lobbying, community organizing, and law and aging.

Professor Nathanson previously taught a course on the law of Non-Governmental Organizations in developing countries. He is also on the boards of the National Senior Citizens Law Center, the New Mexico Legal Aid Foundation, the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, The Valley Improvement Association in Belen and is the Chair of the Board of KNME public television station in NM.

Paul Nathanson
Director (Retired)
The University of New Mexico School of Law
Institute of Public Law
The New Mexico Law Center
1117 Stanford NE
Albuquerque, NM87131-1446
(505) 277-1046 (phone)
(505) 277-7064 (fax)
pnathan@unm.edu

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