John Greabe

Director, Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Service
Phone: (603) 513-5191
Office: UNH School of Law, 2 White Street, Concord, NH 03301
John Greabe

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.

John Greabe



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

Research Interests

  • Constitutional Law
  • Judicial/Law Administration
  • Law & Legal Studies
  • Trial Law

Courses Taught

  • LAW 405: The American Legal System
  • LGP 909: Civil Procedure
  • LGP 916: Constitutional Law
  • LRS 905: Independent Study

Selected Publications


Greabe, J. M. (2016). The Riddle of Harmless Error Revisited. Houston Law Review, 54, 59-123. Retrieved from

Greabe, J. M. (2014). Remedial Discretion in Constitutional Adjudication. BUFFALO LAW REVIEW, 62(4), 881-932. Retrieved from

Greabe, J. M. (n.d.). Noel Canning and Remedial Obligation Under the Constitution. Virginia Law Review Online, 100, 47-62. Retrieved from

Hodder, L. C., & Greabe, J. M. (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). In Legal Scholarship. [Amicus Curiae Brief]. USA. Retrieved from

Greabe, J. M. (2013). Constitutional Remedies & Public Interest Balancing. William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, 21, 857-897. Retrieved from

Greabe, J. M. (2012). Foreword: Constitutional Constraints State Health Care & Privacy Regulation after Sorrell v. IMS Health. Vermont Law Review, 36, 809-815. Retrieved from

Greabe, J. M. (2012). Objecting at the Altar: Why the Herring Good Faith Principle and the Harlow Qualified Immunity Doctrine Should Not Be Married. Columbia Law Review Sidebar, 112, 1-15. Retrieved from

Richey, S., & Greabe, J. M. (2012). Stolen Valor & the First Amendment: Does Trademark Infringement Law Leave Congress an Opening?. New England Law Review, 47, 293-313. Retrieved from

Greabe, J. M. (2012). A Federal Baseline for the Right to Vote. Columbia Law Review Sidebar, 112, 62. Retrieved from

Most Cited Publications