Calvin R. Massey
Daniel Webster Distinguished Professor of Law
Calvin R. Massey has joined UNH Law as the first Daniel Webster Distinguished Professor of Law.
A widely-regarded authority on constitutional law, Massey has published several books and over 50 articles, including American Constitutional Law: Powers and Liberties (now in its 3rd edition) and Silent Rights: The Ninth Amendment and the Constitution's Unenumerated Rights. He is also the author of a property casebook, Property: Principles, Problems, and Cases (2012), and is at work on Horseshoes, Hand Grenades, and the Constitution, a study of constitutional interpretation.
Massey is a regular contributor to the influential blog The Faculty Lounge: Conversations about law, culture, and academia. He was a featured panelist at UNH Law’s symposium Constitutional Constraints on State Health Care & Privacy Regulation after Sorrell v. IMS Health.
Massey taught at UC Hastings from 1987 to 2012, where he was twice voted “Outstanding Professor” by the graduating class. Prior to that he spent a dozen years in private practice in San Francisco. He has also been a visiting professor at the law schools of Stanford, UC-Berkeley, Boston College, Boston University, Lewis & Clark, Washington & Lee, and Leiden University in the Netherlands.