Lance N. Long
Professor of Legal Skills
B.A., Brigham Young University
J.D., Brigham Young University
Research and Writing I, Research and Writing II/Environmental Law, and Environmental Advocacy
Professor Long joined Stetson after having taught legal research and writing for nine years at J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, and at the University of Oregon School of Law. Before teaching, Professor Long practiced with Morrison & Foerster in Orange County, California and Hill, Johnson & Schmutz in Provo, Utah. His practice is primarily focused on appellate and motion practice in the areas of intellectual property, contract, and construction law. Professor Long's scholarship currently focuses on the efficacy of various types of environmental advocacy and empirical analyses of language patterns in appellate briefs and opinions. His most recent article, When Justices (Subconsciously) Attack: The Theory of Argumentative Threat and the Supreme Court, 91 Oregon Law Review 933 (2013) (with William F. Christensen) analyzes differences between the language used by Supreme Court Justices in majority and dissenting opinions and has received national media attention. He presents his research regularly at national and regional legal writing conferences.
Professor Long graduated with a J.D. from Brigham Young University in 1986. While at BYU, Professor Long was a member of the BYU Journal of Legal Studies, a member of the BYU Comparative Law Journal, and a member of the Jessup International Moot Court Competition team.