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  • Professor John Greabe directs the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Service and is a professor of law at the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law.

    Professor Greabe teaches constitutional law, civil procedure, and related courses. His scholarship focuses on constitutional law, federal courts, and civil rights litigation. His papers have appeared in a number of law journals including the Columbia, Virginia, Notre Dame, Boston University, Houston, Buffalo, Vermont, New England, and UNH Law Reviews; Constitutional Commentary; the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal; the Harvard Law Review Forum; and the Review of Banking and Financial Law.

    Professor Greabe also writes a monthly Constitutional Connections column for the Concord Monitor.

    Professor Greabe is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court; the United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Seventh, and Eighth Circuits; the United States District Courts for the Districts of New Hampshire and Massachusetts; the New Hampshire Supreme Court; and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

    Professor Greabe previously taught at Vermont Law School, had an appellate practice, and clerked for 17 years for a number of appeals and district court judges within the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2016 The Riddle of Harmless Error RevisitedHouston law review / University of Houston.  54:59-123. 2016
    2014 Remedial Discretion in Constitutional AdjudicationBuffalo Law Review.  62:881-932. 2014
    2013 Constitutional Remedies & Public Interest BalancingWilliam & Mary Bill of Rights Journal.  21:857-897. 2013
    2012 A Federal Baseline for the Right to VoteColumbia Law Review.  112:62-62. 2012
    2012 Foreword: Constitutional Constraints State Health Care & Privacy Regulation after Sorrell v. IMS HealthVermont Law Review.  36:809-815. 2012
    2012 Objecting at the Altar: Why the Herring Good Faith Principle and the Harlow Qualified Immunity Doctrine Should Not Be MarriedColumbia Law Review.  112:1-15. 2012
    2012 Stolen Valor & the First Amendment: Does Trademark Infringement Law Leave Congress an Opening?New England law review.  47:293-313. 2012
    2011 Iqbal, al-Kidd and Pleading Past Qualified Immunity: What the Cases Mean and How They Demonstrate a Need to Eliminate the Immunity Doctrines from Constitutional Tort LawWilliam & Mary Bill of Rights Journal.  20:1-38. 2011
    2008 A Better Path for Constitutional Tort LawConstitutional Commentary.  25:189-189. 2008
    2008 Moving Beyond Gartenberg: A Process Based and Comparative Approach to Section 36(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940Annual Review of Banking and Financial Law.  28:133-133. 2008
    1999 Mirabile Dictum! The Case for ’Unnecessary’ Constitutional Rulings in Civil Rights Damages ActionsNotre Dame Law Review.  74:403-438. 1999
    1994 Thomas E. Baker, Rationing Justice on Appeal: The Problems of the United States Courts of Appeals (book review) 1994
    1994 Spelling Guilt out of a Record? Harmless Error Review of Conclusive Mandatory Presumptions and Elemental MisdescriptionsBoston University Law Review.  74:819-858. 1994
    Noel Canning and Remedial Obligation Under the ConstitutionVirginia Law Review Online.  100:47-62.


    Year Title
    2014 Brief Amicus Curiae of the Honorable Margaret W. Hassan Governor of the State of New Hampshire in Support of the Plaintiffs/Cross-Appellants, Duncan v. State of New Hampshire, 2013-0455 (2014)Legal Scholarship2014
    2011 Brief of the Intellectual Property Amicus Brief Clinic of the University of New Hampshire School of Law as Amicus Curiae in Support of Neither Party 2011

    Teaching Activities

  • Constitutional Law Taught course 2021
  • Independent Study Taught course 2021
  • Constitutional Law Taught course 2020
  • Constitutional Law Taught course 2020
  • Independent Study Taught course 2020
  • Civil Procedure Taught course 2019
  • The American Legal System Taught course 2019
  • Civil Procedure Taught course 2018
  • Constitutional Law Taught course 2018
  • Civil Procedure Taught course 2017
  • Constitutional Law Taught course 2017
  • Civil Procedure Taught course 2016
  • Conflict of Laws Taught course 2016
  • Constitutional Law Taught course 2016
  • Civil Procedure Taught course 2015
  • Constitutional Law Taught course 2015
  • Constitutional Law Taught course 2015
  • Civil Procedure Taught course 2014
  • Civil Procedure Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. Classics, Dartmouth College
  • J.D., Harvard Law School
  • Full Name

  • John Greabe