Alex Long Visiting Professor of Law


Office: Lewis Hall 

Area of Expertise

Torts, Professional Responsibility, Employment Law, Disability Law


JD, William and Mary School of Law

BA, James Madison University


Professor Long is visiting W&L Law this semester from the University of Tennessee. Professor Long came to the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2007 after teaching at the Oklahoma City University School of Law for five years. He served as associate dean for academic affairs from 2014 - 2018. He began his teaching career at the West Virginia University College of Law, where he taught Contracts, Disability Law, and Legal Research & Writing. Before entering academia, Long was an associate in the labor group of the Clarksburg, West Virginia office of Steptoe & Johnson.

Long teaches and writes in the areas of Torts, Professional Responsibility, Employment Law, and Disability Law. His scholarship in this area has been published in numerous journals, including the Northwestern Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, and Emory Law Journal. He is also the co-author of casebooks on Torts, Advanced Torts, and Professional Responsibility.

Long received his law degree from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he was Topics & Research Editor for the William & Mary Law Review. He has received the law school's Harold C. Warner Outstanding Teacher Award, the W. Allen Separk Faculty Scholarship Award, the Carden Award for Outstanding Achievement in Scholarship, and the Carden Award for Outstanding Service to the Institution.