Alex B. Long

Alex B. Long
  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law

  • B.A., 1991, James Madison University
    J.D., 1998, College of William & Mary

  • Location: Room 351
  • Phone Number: 865-974-8600
  • Email:
  • Courses Taught: Torts I and II, Legal Profession, Employment Law, Disability Law, Employment Discrimination
  • Additional Information: Curriculum Vitae (pdf), SSRN


Publications of Alex B. Long

Professor Long was named associate dean for academic affairs in 2015. He came to the UT College of Law in 2007 after teaching at the Oklahoma City University School of Law for four years. 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, Professor Long was an associate in the labor group of the Clarksburg, West Virginia office of Steptoe & Johnson.

Professor 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 Minnesota Law Review, Washington Law Review, Washington & Lee Law Review, and the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics.

Professor 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 W. Allen Separk Faculty Scholarship Award, the Carden Award for Outstanding Service to the Institution, and the Harold C. Warner Outstanding Teacher Award.



Biography of Alex B. Long


Advanced Torts:  A Context and Practice Casebook (Carolina Academic Press) (2014) (with Meredith Duncan).

Professional Responsibility in the Life of the Lawyer (West 2011) (with Carl A. Pierce and Judy M. Cornett).


Reasonable Accommodation as Professional Responsibility, Reasonable Accommodation as Professionalism, 47 UC Davis Law Review (2014).

The Forgotten Role of Consent in Defamation and Employment Reference Cases, 65 Florida Law Review (2014).

Diminishing Retaliation Liability, NYU Law Review Online (April 2013) (with Sandra Sperino).

Professionalism and Matthew Shardlake59 UCLA Law Review Discourse 86 (2012).

Lawyers Intentionally Inflicting Emotional Distress, 42 Seton Hall Law Review 55 (2012).

Employment Retaliation and the Accident of Text, 90 Oregon Law Review 525 (2011).

The Freewheelin’ Judiciary:  A Bob Dylan Legal Anthology, 39 Fordham Urban Law Journal 1363 (2011).

Attorney Deceit Statutes:  Promoting Professionalism Through Criminal Prosecutions and Treble Damages, 44 U.C. Davis Law Review 413 (2010) (lead article).

Viva State Employment Law! State Law Retaliation Claims in a Post-Crawford/Burlington Northern World, 77 Tennessee Law Review 253 (2010).

Attorney-Client Fee Agreements That Offend Public Policy, 61 South Carolina Law Review 287 (2009).

Whistleblowing Attorneys and Ethical Infrastructures, 68 Maryland Law Review 786 (2009).

Retaliatory Discharge and the Ethical Rules Governing Attorneys, 79 University of Colorado L. Rev. 1043 (2008).

Introducing the New and Improved Americans with Disabilities Act:  Assessing the ADA Amendments Act of 2008103 Northwestern University L. Rev. Colloquy 217 (2008).

The Troublemaker's Friend: Retaliation Against Third Parties and the Right of Association in the Workplace, 59 Fla. L. Rev. 931 (2007).

[Insert Song Lyrics Here]: The Uses And Misuses Of Popular Music Lyrics In Legal Writing, 64 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 531 (2007).

(Whatever Happened To) The ADA's "Record of" Prong(?), 81 Wash. L. Rev. 669 (2006).

If the Train Should Jump the Track …”: Divergent Interpretations of State and Federal Employment Discrimination Statutes, 40 Ga. L. Rev. 469 (2006).

Attorney Liability for Tortious Interference: Interference with Contractual Relations or Interference with the Practice of Law?, 18 Georgetown J. Legal Ethics 471 (2005).

Tortious Interference and the Business of Law, 36 St. Mary’s L. J. 925 (2005) (invited contribution to symposium).

State Anti-Discrimination Law as a Model for Amending the Americans with Disabilities Act, 65 Univ. Pittsburgh L. Rev. 597 (2004).

"Stop Me Before I Vote for this Judge Again": Judicial Conduct Organizations, Judicial Accountability, and the Disciplining of Elected Judges, 106 W. Va. L. Rev.1 (2003).

The ADA's Reasonable Accommodation Requirement and "Innocent Third Parties," 68 Missouri L. Rev. 863 (2003).

An Historical Perspective on Judicial Selection Methods in Virginia and West Virginia, 18 J. L. & Politics 691 (2002).

The Disconnect Between At-Will Employment and Tortious Interference with Business Relations: Rethinking Tortious Interference Claims in the Employment Context, 33 Ariz. St. L. J.l 491 (2001).

Tortious Interference With Contractual Relations: The Other White Meat of Employment Law, 84 Minn. L. Rev.863 (2000).

A Good Walk Spoiled: Casey Martin and the ADA’s Reasonable Accommodation Requirement in Competitive Settings, 77 Oregon L. Rev. 1337 (1998).

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