Toni M. Massaro
Regents Professor, Dean Emerita; Executive Director of the University of Arizona Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice
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Professor Toni Massaro received her B.S. degree, with highest distinction, from Northwestern University. She obtained her law degree from the College of William and Mary, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the William and Mary Law Review. Massaro was in private practice in Chicago with Vedder, Price, Kaufman and Kammholz. She also has taught at Washington and Lee University, Stanford University, UNC-Chapel Hill, the University of Florida, and Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.
Prof. Massaro joined the faculty at the University of Arizona College of Law in 1989. From 1997-2022, she was the Milton O. Riepe Chair in Constitutional Law. In 2022, she became the Milton O. Riepe Chair in Constitutional Law Emerita. In 2006, she was named a Regents Professor by the Arizona Board of Regents. From 1999 - 2009, she served as Dean of the College of Law, the first woman to hold that post. From 2020-21, she was the Interim Director of the Agnese Nelms Haury Program. Since 2021, she has been the Executive Director of the Haury Program.
Prof. Massaro is the author of The Arc of Due Process in American Constitutional Law (with E. Thomas Sullivan), Constitutional Literacy: A Core Curriculum for a Multicultural Nation, and Civil Procedure: Cases and Problems (with Barbara Allen Babcock and Norman Spaulding). She also is the author of dozens of law review articles on constitutional law, shame penalties, and law and emotion. Massaro’s publications have appeared in the Stanford Law Review, NYU Law Review, Northwestern Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Michigan Law Review, UNC Law Review, USC Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Columbia Human Rights Law Review, and William and Mary Law Review, among others. She currently teaches Constitutional Law I and Freedom of Expression. Prof. Massaro is an eight-time recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Agnese Nelms Haury Program on Social and Environmental Justice at the University of Arizona.
- Free Speech and Democracy: A Primer for Twenty-First Century Reformers (54 UC Davis Law Review 1631 (2021), Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 20-27, U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-43_ Last Revised: 26 Feb 2021 Toni M. Massaro and Helen L. Norton)
- Artificial Intelligence and the First Amendment, in Research Handbook on Law and Artificial Intelligence ___ (Woodrow Barfield, ed., forthcoming 2019) (co-author, with Helen Norton).
- Constitutional Cities: Sanctuary Jurisdictions, Local Voice, and Individual Liberty, 50 Colum. Hum. Rts. Rev. 1 (2018) (co-author, with Shefali Milczarek-Desai).
- Civil Procedure: Cases and Problems (6th ed. 2017) (co-author, with Barbara Allen Babcock & Norman W. Spaulding).
- FLINT of Outrage, 93 Notre Dame L. Rev. 155 (2017) (co-author, with Ellen Elizabeth Brooks).
- Chilling Rights, 88 U. Colo. L. Rev. 33 (2017).
- SIRI-OUSLY 2.0: What Artificial Intelligence Reveals About the First Amendment, 101 Minn. L. Rev. 2481 (2017) (co-author, with Helen Norton & Margot E. Kaminski).
- Siri-ously? Free Speech Rights and Artificial Intelligence, 110 Northwestern L. Rev. 1169 (2016) (co-author, with Helen Norton).
- The Lawfulness of the Same-Sex Marriage Decisions: Charles Black on Obergefell, 25 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 321 (2016).
- Outrageous and Irrational, 100 Minn. L. Rev. 281 (2015) (co-author, with Jane Bambauer).
- Nuts and Seeds: Mitigating Third-Party Harms of Religious Exemptions, Post-Hobby Lobby, 92 Denver U. L. Rev. 325 (2015).
- Tread on Me!, 17 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 365 (2014).
- The Arc of Due Process in American Constitutional Law (Oxford University Press 2013) (co-author, with E. Thomas Sullivan).
- Civil Procedure: Cases and Problems (5th ed. 2013) (co-author, with Barbara Allen Babcock & Norman W. Spaulding).
- Freedom of Speech, Liberal Democracy, and Emerging Evidence on Civility and Effective Democratic Engagement, 54 Ariz. L. Rev. 375 (2012) (co-author, with Robin Stryker).
- Foreign Nationals, Electoral Spending, and the First Amendment, 34 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 663 (2011).
- Christian Legal Society v. Martinez: Six Frames, 38 Hastings Const. L.Q. 569 (2011).
- Complete List of Publications
- J.D. College of William and Mary
Order of the Coif; Editor-in-Chief of the William and Mary Law Review
- B.S. Northwestern University
Graduated with Highest Distinction
Admitted to Practice
- United States Supreme Court
- Illinois (inactive status)
Dean EmeritaJames E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona2009 - present
Regents ProfessorJames E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona2006 - present
DeanJames E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona1999 - 2009
Milton O. Riepe Chair in Constitutional LawJames E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona1997 - present
Professor of LawCollege of Law, University of Arizona1989 - 1997
Visiting Professor of LawStanford UniversityFall 1989
Visiting Professor of LawUniversity of North Carolina - Chapel HillSpring 1989
Visiting Professor of LawJohann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, W. GermanySpring - Summer 1988
Professor of LawUniversity of Florida1988 - 1989
Associate Professor of LawUniversity of Florida1985 - 1988
Visiting Assistant Professor of LawUniversity of Florida1984 - 1985
Assistant Professor of LawWashington & Lee University1982 - 1984
AssociateVedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz, Chicago, Ill.1980 - 1982
Public & Institutional Service
Fellow, American Bar Foundation
The American Law Institute, Elected Member
Arizona State Bar Board of Governors (ex officio)
Arizona Judicial College
Teacher of the Year2014, 2013, 1997, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1988
Planned Parenthood Service Award2013
Law College Association Award2012
Judge Learned Hand Public Service Award2009
Arizona Minority Bar Association Scholarship Banquet Honoree2009
Women's Studies Advisory Council, 12th Annual Women Who Lead Honoree2008
Volunteer Lawyers Program Distinguished Service Award2008
YWCA "Women on the Move" Award2002
Arizona State Bar, 100 Women and Minorities Honoree2000