Prior to joining the Florida Coastal School of Law faculty in 2008, Professor Long taught at the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law as a Visiting Assistant Professor, served as a Senior Court Attorney with the New York Court of Appeals and practiced in Oregon. Long received his LL.M. from New York University School of Law, where he served as an advisor to the NYU Environmental Law Journal, and his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law, where he served on the Law Review.
- Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law
- Property Law
- International Law
- Administrative Law
- LL.M., New York University School of Law
- J.D., cum laude, Willamette University College of Law
- B.A., cum laude, Canisius College
TEACHING and SCHOLARSHIP
Professor Long teaches property and environmental law courses. He researches primarily in the area of environmental governance. His recent work has concentrated on theoretical and practical approaches to complex global environmental problems, with an emphasis on the relationships among various scales of governing institutions and the issue areas within their competency. Thus, he is particularly interested in the interactions of international and supranational institutions with each other and with national and subnational governments, as well as the role of non-state actors. His scholarship frequently takes an interdisciplinary approach, drawing upon research in disciplines such as international relations, economics, psychology, and ecology.
Professor Long's scholarship appears in U.S. and international law journals, peer-reviewed and peer-edited journals, and books edited by U.S. and European scholars. He is currently working on his first book, which offers an innovative approach to global environmental governance based on issue linkage.
Professor Long regularly presents his research at legal and interdisciplinary conferences. In the past several years, he has presented throughout the United States and in several European countries by invitation. His work has been presented at law schools (including Yale Law School, Emory University School of Law, and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law), as well as at international academic conferences (including the Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, where he was a plenary speaker in 2010).
RECENT & FORTHCOMING PUBLICATIONS
Linkage in Global Environmental Governance: Law for Biodiversity, Climate Stability, and Human Well-Being (under contract with Edward Elgar Publishing).
Key Environmental Law Treaties in International Environmental Law: The Practitioner’s Guide to the Laws of the Planet (Roger Martella & Brett Grosko, editors, ABA Publishing, forthcoming 2012-13).
REDD+ and Indigenous Peoples in Brazil, in Climate Change, Indigenous Peoples and the Search for Legal Remedies (Randall S. Abate & Elizabeth Ann Kronk, editors, Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming 2012).
Advancing Forest-Related Adaptation: Options for Adaptation-Oriented REDD, in Adaptation to Climate Change (Eike Albrecht, Magdalena Mißler-Behr, and Michael Schmidt, editors, Springer Publishing, forthcoming 2012).
Re-orienting REDD Toward Sustainable Forestry: Adaptation & Polycentrism in Global Forest Governance, __ Tropical Conservation Science __ (forthcoming 2012) (peer reviewed).
Developing Linkages to Preserve Biodiversity, 21 Yearbook of International Environmental Law 1 (2012) (peer edited).
Tropical Forest Mitigation Projects & Sustainable Development: Designing U.S. Law for a Supportive Role, 36 William Mitchell Law Review 101 (2010) (symposium issue).
Taking Adaptation Value Seriously: Designing REDD to Protect Biodiversity, 3 Carbon and Climate Law Review 314 (2009).
International Consensus & U.S. Climate Change Litigation, 33 William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review 177 (2008) (symposium issue).
Standing & Consensus: Massachusetts v. EPA’s Globalism, 23 Journal of Environmental Law & Litigation 73 (2008) (symposium issue).
Defining the “Nature” Protected by the Endangered Species Act: Lessons from Hatchery Salmon, 15 New York University Environmental Law Journal 377 (2007).
“Linkage in 21st Century Global Environmental Governance,” IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland (forthcoming July 2, 2012).
“Reconceiving the Role of Law for Global Environmental Problems: Issue Linkage & Polycentrism,” Rule of Law for Nature Conference, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway (May 10, 2012).
“Climate Change & Biodiversity,” National University of Ireland Galway – School of Law, Galway, Ireland (October 7, 2011) (lecture to LL.M. students).
“Supranational Lawmaking & the United States,” National University of Ireland Galway – School of Law, Galway, Ireland (October 6, 2011) (faculty workshop presentation).
“Developing Linkages to Preserve Biodiversity,” Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT (September 23, 2011).
“Linkage-Based International Environmental Law: Property Implications,” Association for Law, Property and Society, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C. (March 5, 2011).
“Limitations of Litigation: International Law and Domestic Resistance,” 25th Monsanto Proceedings on Tort Law and Jurisprudence: Civil Litigation as a Tool for Regulating Climate Change, Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, IN (February 18, 2011).
“Linkage-Based International Environmental Law,” Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT (October 22, 2010).
“Linkage-Based International Environmental Law,” 2nd UNITAR/Yale Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT (September 17, 2010).
“Linkage-Based International Environmental Law,” 8th IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium (September 14, 2010) (plenary presentation).
“Advancing Forest-Related Adaptation: Improving Ecological Sustainability and Human Well-Being Through Voluntary Certifications within REDD,” 8th IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium, Ghent, Belgium (September 14, 2010) (panel presentation).
“Preserving Florida’s Biodiversity in a Changing Climate,” 2010 Southeast Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, Palm Beach, FL (July 30, 2010) (panel organizer: “Climate Change Adaptation in the Southeastern United States”).
“Maximizing the Benefits of REDD After Copenhagen,” 2010 Association for Environmental Studies & Sciences Annual Conference, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR (June 18, 2010).
"Regulating at the Linkages – Improving International Environmental Law through Multi-issue Mechanisms," Regulating Global Concerns: Climate Change and Intellectual Property Rights, Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus (Sandbjerg Estate), Sønderborg, Denmark (May 12, 2010).
SELECTED AFFILIATIONS & ACTIVITIES
Professor Long serves as Vice Chair (Committee Newsletters) of the Endangered Species Committee and the International Environmental Law Committee within the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, as well as a Vice Chair of the Intellectual Property Law Committee of the ABA Tort, Trial, and Insurance Practice Section. He is also a member of the Specialist Group on Energy Law and Climate Change within the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law.
Professor Long plays a leading role in the Coastal Law environmental law community. He organizes the annual Northeast Florida Environmental Summit co-hosted by Coastal Law and Jacksonville University, and serves as a faculty advisor for the environmental law certificate program , environmental law moot court team, and Environmental Law Society.
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