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 was primarily focused on appellate and motion practice in the areas of intellectual property, contract, and construction law.
Additional publications are available on SSRN.
The Climate Necessity Defense: Proof and Judicial Error in Climate Protest Cases, Stanford Environmental Law Journal (December 2018)
At a time when the imminence of harm has never been greater and the lack of reasonable alternatives more obvious, there is a strong case to be made for the viability—and doctrinal validity—of the climate necessity defense in climate protest cases.
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, The Climate Necessity Defense: Proof and Judicial Error in Climate Protest Cases, Stanford Environmental Law Journal (forthcoming 2018), analyzes the necessity defense in climate change civil disobedience cases and argues that courts have improperly denied the defense to climate change civil disobedients. He is the co-author with Catherine Cameron of The Science Behind the Art of Legal Writing, Carolina Academic Press (2015). He presents his research regularly at national and regional environmental law and 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.