Toni M. Massaro

Regents' Professor, Milton O. Riepe Chair in Constitutional Law, and Dean Emerita

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, and the University of Florida.

Prof. Massaro joined the faculty at the University of Arizona College of Law in 1989. Since 1997, she has been the Milton O. Riepe Chair in Constitutional Law. In 2006, she was named a Regent's 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.

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. She currently teaches Constitutional Law I, First Amendment, and Equal Protection. Prof. Massaro is an eight time recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award.

SSRN Published Papers

Representative Publications

  • 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

Education

  • J.D. College of William and Mary
    1980
    Order of the Coif; Editor-in-Chief of the William and Mary Law Review
  • B.S. Northwestern University
    1977
    Graduated with Highest Distinction

Admitted to Practice

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Arizona
  • Illinois (inactive status)

Work Experience

  • Dean Emerita
    James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
    2009 - present
  • Regents Professor
    James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
    2006 - present
  • Dean
    James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
    1999 - 2009
  • Milton O. Riepe Chair in Constitutional Law
    James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
    1997 - present
  • Professor of Law
    College of Law, University of Arizona
    1989 - 1997
  • Visiting Professor of Law
    Stanford University
    Fall 1989
  • Visiting Professor of Law
    University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
    Spring 1989
  • Visiting Professor of Law
    Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, W. Germany
    Spring - Summer 1988
  • Professor of Law
    University of Florida
    1988 - 1989
  • Associate Professor of Law
    University of Florida
    1985 - 1988
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
    University of Florida
    1984 - 1985
  • Assistant Professor of Law
    Washington & Lee University
    1982 - 1984
  • Associate
    Vedder, 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

Awards

  • Teacher of the Year
    2014, 2013, 1997, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1988
  • Planned Parenthood Service Award
    2013
  • Law College Association Award
    2012
  • Judge Learned Hand Public Service Award
    2009
  • Arizona Minority Bar Association Scholarship Banquet Honoree
    2009
  • Women's Studies Advisory Council, 12th Annual Women Who Lead Honoree
    2008
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program Distinguished Service Award
    2008
  • YWCA "Women on the Move" Award
    2002
  • Arizona State Bar, 100 Women and Minorities Honoree
    2000