Stetson University

Lance N. Long


Professor of Legal Skills

B.A., Brigham Young University
J.D., Brigham Young University

Research and Writing II

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 empirical analyses of language patterns in appellate briefs and opinions. His two most recent articles, "Does the Readability of Your Brief Affect Your Chance of Winning on Appeal?" and "Clearly Using Intensifiers is Very Bad--Or Is It?" were published in the Journal of Appellate Practice & Process and The Idaho Law Review respectively. 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.

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