Honoring Calvin Massey

UNH Law announces scholarship celebrating professor’s life and work

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
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UNH Law's Calvin Massey

Daniel Webster Distinguished Professor of Law Calvin Massey passed away last fall after a battle with cancer.

The University of New Hampshire School of Law recently announced the creation of an annual scholarship in honor of Daniel Webster Distinguished Professor of Law Calvin Massey, who passed away last fall after a battle with cancer.

A gift from Martha Massey, his wife, allowed UNH Law to establish the annual $2,000 scholarship for the most outstanding student in constitutional law. The first recipient is Nathan Kenison-Marvin.

“This is an exceptionally generous and fitting tribute to Calvin’s memory, and we’re deeply grateful to Martha for her determination to carry forward Calvin’s deep commitment to the students of UNH Law,” notes Jordan Budd, interim dean of UNH Law.

UNH Law and UC Hastings College of Law teamed up in September to host a celebration of Massey’s life. The event was organized by UNH Law professors Alexandra Roberts and John Greabe and featured remarks from Budd and reflections from several law scholars who recalled Massey as a colleague and mentor and discussed his academic work.

“It was a treat to gather together so many people on whose academic and personal lives Calvin had left an indelible mark,” Roberts says.

“I was pleased and honored to participate in what proved to be a truly wonderful celebration,” Greabe adds. “The fact that so many renowned scholars and dear friends traveled from so far to reflect on Calvin and his legacy speaks volumes about his tremendous impact on so many lives.”

Learn  more about the UNH School of Law here.