Justin R. Long
Office: Room 3401
Telephone: (313) 355-4575
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J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School
A.B., Harvard University
Law of the City: Detroit
Teaching Law in High School
State Constitutional Prohibitions on Special Laws, 60 Clev. St. L. Rev. 719 (2012);
State Constitutions as Interactive Expressions of Fundamental Values, 74 Alb. L. Rev. 1739 (2011);
Are State Constitutions Un-American?, 40 Rutgers L.J. 793 (2010);
Against Certification, 78 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 114 (2009);
Demosprudence, Interactive Federalism, and Twenty Years of Sheff v. O'Neill, 42 Conn. L. Rev. 585 (2009); and
Intermittent State Constitutionalism, 34 Pepperdine L. Rev. 41 (2006).
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.
- Justin Long was quoted in FactCheck.org in an article titled "State Amendment Scare Tactics."
- Justin Long was quoted in a News-Herald Newspaper article titled "Anti-Sharia proposals about culture, not courts."
- Justin Long was featured in a photo page in the Detroit Legal News titled "Days of Time and Service." The feature was about the 313 Project and volunteers who worked with the group to restore a Detroit Park.
- Justin Long was profiled in the Detroit Legal News.
- Justin Long was interviewed on Michigan Radio for a story about the legal issues surrounding a controversial severance package paid to a former Wayne County employee.