Quinnipiac University
After obtaining a BS from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1973, Long studied philosophy earning a MA in 1975 and PhD in 1980 from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Before attending and graduating from the University of Chicago Law School in 1988, Long worked in commercial banking in Chicago. After law school Long worked at two Chicago law firms, Chapman and Cutler and Wildman, Harold, Allen and Dixon, focusing on bankruptcy, corporate reorganizations, workouts, and special financial litigation. He began teaching at the University of Southern California in 1991, and joined the Quinnipiac faculty in 1996. He has also been a visiting professor of law at Northeastern University and Boston College.

Long's research interests are eclectic. He has written in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial law, poverty, criminal justice, environmental law, law and literature, law and economic, and climate change. He is also interested in emerging and transitioning economies and the relationship between legal institutions and economic development.

Long’s teaching interests are equally eclectic, having taught first-year Torts, Contracts, and Civil Procedure, as well as upper-division courses including Administrative Law, Analytical Methods in the Law, Banking Law, Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Commercial Law, Consumer Law, Corporate Finance, Debtors’ and Creditors’ Rights, Environmental Law, Feminist Legal Theory, International Business Transactions, International Trade Law, Law and Economics, Lawyer Professional Responsibility, Mergers and Acquisitions, Negotiable Instruments, Remedies, Secured Transactions, and Securities Regulations.


  • BS, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • MA, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • PHD, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • JD, The University of Chicago

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporation Law
  • Creditors' and Debtors' Rights
  • International Business
  • Trade


  • Law

Office Location

  • School of Law and Education 165

Mail Drop

  • LW-FAC

Selected Publications

Law Reviews

Law's Character in Eliot's Felix Holt, the Radical

Leonard J. Long

16 LAW & LITERATURE 237 (2004)

Law Reviews

Optimum Poverty, Character, and the Non-Relevance of Poverty Law

Leonard J. Long

47 RUTGERS L. REV. 693 (1995)

Law Reviews

Rethinking Selective Incapacitation: More at Stake Than Controlling Violent Crime

Leonard J. Long

62 UMKC L. REV. 107 (1993)

Law Reviews

Automatic Subordination as Incentive for Insider Creditors' Prudential Investing

Leonard J. Long

13 J.L. & COM. 97 (1993)

Law Reviews

Burdensome Property, Onerous Laws and Abandonment: Revisiting Midlantic National Bank v. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Leonard J. Long

21 HOFSTRA L. REV. 63 (1992)