Wayne State University
Justin R. Long
Justin R. Long
Associate Professor of Law
Room 3263
(313) 355-4575


J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School
A.B., Harvard University


Assistant Professor Justin R. Long studies state constitutionalism, public education law, urban law, and federalism. He is the associate director for education law and policy of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, and regularly works with civil rights activists in the community. He served as reporter for the Michigan Judicial Selection Task Force, a citizens' commission working to reform Michigan's process for selecting supreme court justices. He lives in Detroit.

 Before coming to Wayne State, Long was a visiting assistant professor of law at the University of Connecticut School of Law. He practiced as an assistant solicitor general in the New York Office of the Attorney General and clerked for both Myron H. Bright of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and Associate Judge Albert M. Rosenblatt of the New York Court of Appeals.


Courses Taught

In The News

February 15, 2016
Justin R. Long was featured, with his family, in Detroit Jewish News for its report, "Love livin' in the D," about Jewish families living in Detroit.

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August 21, 2014
Justin R. Long was quoted in a Detroit Free Press article titled "Attorney: Suspending charter school authorizers is lengthy process."

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Publications of Note

State Constitutional Prohibitions on Special Laws, 60 Clev. St. L. Rev. 719 (2012);

Are State Constitutions Un-American?, 40 Rutgers L.J. 793 (2010);

Against Certification, 78 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 114 (2009);

Intermittent State Constitutionalism, 34 Pepperdine L. Rev. 41 (2006).


Advocating for justice, serving the community, revitalizing Detroit and Michigan