Toni M.
Massaro
Regents' Professor, Milton O. Riepe Chair in Constitutional Law, and Dean Emerita
Office Number: 
212
Office Phone: 
5206262687
Office Fax: 
5206219140

Biographical Information

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.

Representative Publications

  • 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).
  • A Legal Labyrinth:  Issues Raised by Arizona Senate Bill 1070, 25 Geo. Immgr. L.J. 47 (2010) (co-author, with Gabriel J. (Jack) Chin, Carissa Byrne Hessick, & Marc L. Miller).
  • 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