Alex Long

Doug Blaze Distinguished Professor of Law

Alex Long

Areas of Expertise

Defamation, Disability Law, Employment Law, Legal Ethics, Legal Malpractice, Tort Law


JD, 1998, William and Mary School of Law

BA, (cum laude), 1991, James Madison University


Professor Alex Long was named associate dean for academic affairs in 2015. 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 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, Washington Law Review, Washington & Lee Law Review, and the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. He is also the co-author of casebooks on 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.