Hon. Paul V. Morgan, Jr.

Position: Adjunct Professor of Law, Rensselaer County Surrogate’s Court Judge, Acting County Court Judge, Acting Family Court Judge, and Acting New York State Supreme Court Judge.
Email: pmorgan@albany.edu

As adjunct professor in the School of Business, Professor Morgan teaches law courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Albany Law School where he conducts courses in Surrogate’s Court Procedure. He is the recipient of various teaching awards including: An award of membership in the Golden Key National Honor Society, the Harold L. Cannon Memorial Award for outstanding undergraduate teaching, The School of Business Dean’s Large Lecturer/Adjunct Award for outstanding teaching in a large lecture center by an adjunct professor, The University at Albany President’s Award For Excellence in Teaching by Part-Time and Non-Tenured Track Faculty, The Outstanding Faculty Award in recognition of contributions to the Disabled Community, The University at Albany Student Association Award for Excellence in Teaching, The John S. Levato Endowed Teaching Award and the award for making a Positive Difference in Students’ Experience.


Educational Background

J.D., Albany Law School

B.A. Union College


Judicial Experience

Chief Clerk of Rensselaer County Surrogate’s Court, 1996 to 2014

Rensselaer County Surrogate’s Court Judge 2014 to Present.

Acting County Court Judge and Family Court Judge, 2014 to Present

Acting New York State Supreme Court Judge 2016 to Present.

Frequent lecturer at meetings of various organizations including New York State and local bar associations.


Courses Taught

BLAW 220, Business Law.

BLAW 321, Law of Business Organizations.

BLAW 422/522. Trust and Estates.

BLAW 680, Topics in Business.

Surrogate’s Court Procedure.