John Greabe

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

Professor John Greabe has taught full-time at the University of New Hampshire School of Law since 2010, and part-time since 1997.

Professor Greabe’s scholarship focuses on constitutional law, federal courts and procedure, and civil rights litigation.

Before becoming a full-time member of the faculty, Professor Greabe taught at Vermont Law School, had a federal appellate practice, and clerked for a number of federal appeals and trial judges within the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

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; 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.

Additional Information

Greabe's articles have appeared in a number of law journals, including Constitutional Commentary, the Boston University Law Review, the Notre Dame Law Review, the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, the Buffalo Law Review, the Houston Law Review, the Columbia Law Review Sidebar, and the Virginia Law Review Online.


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

Courses Taught

  • LAW 405: The American Legal System
  • LGP 909: Civil Procedure
  • LGP 915: Conflict of Laws
  • LGP 916: Constitutional Law

Selected Publications

Greabe, J. (2018). Criminal Procedure Rights and Harmless Error: A Response to Professor Epps. Columbia Law Review Online, 118, 118-134.

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. (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

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

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

Greabe, J. M. (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 Law. William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, 20, 1-38. Retrieved from

Greabe, J. M., Brickman, M., Bradley, J. C., & Fields, N. H. (2008). Moving Beyond Gartenberg: A Process Based and Comparative Approach to Section 36(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940. Review of Banking and Financial Law, 28, 133.