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Calvin R. Massey - Biography

Daniel Webster Distinguished Professor of Law
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JD, Columbia Law School
MBA, Harvard Business School
BA, Whitman College


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Constitutional Law
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Calvin R. Massey is the 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 4th 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).

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. 

UNH Law Names Calvin Massey as the First Daniel Webster Distinguished Professor of Law