University of New Hampshire

School of Law

John M. Greabe

Director, Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy
Professor of Law

John M. Greabe is UNH Law’s Director of the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy.  Guided by Senator Rudman’s values, the Rudman Center trains lawyers to be effective leaders who will work across disciplines to solve complex and vexing public policy questions facing states, this country, and the world.  Read more >> Greabe Named New Director

Students involved in the Rudman Center’s work are immersed in experiential learning, legal training and research projects to develop the expertise needed to advance sound public policy solutions and advocate effectively for their clients in their specific field of study.

In addition, the Center provides opportunities to promote dialogue among scholars, policy makers and service providers about pressing contemporary issues.

Professor John M. Greabe is experienced in the areas of constitutional law, civil procedure, federal courts and jurisdiction, appellate practice and procedure, civil rights, conflict of laws, and criminal procedure.

Before joining the law school full-time, Greabe was a professor at Vermont Law School.

He earned his BA in classics from Dartmouth College in 1985, and his JD from Harvard Law School in 1988.

Greabe has served as law clerk to Judges Jeffrey R. Howard, Norman H. Stahl, and Hugh H. Bownes of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Greabe also served as law clerk to United States District Court Judges Paul J. Barbadoro and W. Arthur Garrity, Jr., and to Magistrate Judge James R. Muirhead.

He has a legal practice that focuses on federal appeals and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court; the United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Seventh, and Eighth Circuits; and the United States District Courts for the Districts of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He also is a member of the bar in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Greabe’s scholarship focuses on constitutional tort law, constitutional remedies, criminal procedure, the First Amendment, and election law.  His writings have appeared in, among other venues, the Constitutional Commentary, the Boston University Law Review, the Notre Dame Law Review, the Columbia Law Review Sidebar, the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, and the Buffalo Law Review.  Read more about Greabe’s scholarly papers.

Greabe was Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Capital Region Food Program and is a current Member of the Board.

The faculty granted tenure to a very deserving Professor — one of our most capable teachers, an increasingly recognized scholar in his field, and a cheerful, productive colleague in faculty governance — Professor John Greabe.

Both Professor Greabe and the School should be congratulated on this recognition of his ability, achievements, and promise for the future.

Marcus Hurn
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