Faculty Profile

Leonard Long

Leonard J. 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

Contracts II

Law Spring 2020

Commercial Law

Law Spring 2020


Law School Academic

Phone Number

(203) 582-3257

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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.

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

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