Faculty Biography

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Leonard Long

Professor of Law 

BS, Illinois Institute of Technology; MA, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago; JD, The University of Chicago

Areas of expertise

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



Leonard Long is a Professor of Law at Quinnipiac University School of Law. 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. Long worked in commercial banking in Chicago before graduating from the University of Chicago Law School in 1988. Long has 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. 

Long began his teaching career at the University of Southern California in 1991, and joined Quinnipiac 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, and include: 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.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Leonard J. Long, Law's Character in Eliot's Felix Holt, the Radical, 16 LAW & LITERATURE 237 (2004)

Leonard J. Long, Optimum Poverty, Character, and the Non-Relevance of Poverty Law, 47 RUTGERS L. REV. 693 (1995)

Leonard J. Long, Rethinking Selective Incapacitation: More at Stake Than Controlling Violent Crime, 62 UMKC L. REV. 107 (1993)

Leonard J. Long, Automatic Subordination as Incentive for Insider Creditors' Prudential Investing, 13 J. L. & COM. 97 (1993)

Leonard J. Long, Burdensome Property, Onerous Laws and Abandonment: Revisiting Midlantic National Bank v. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, 21 HOFSTRA L. REV. 63 (1992)