Visiting Associate Professor of Law
Andrew Long has taught Property, Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, International Environmental Law, and International Environmental Law Skills (an intensive one-week course on negotiation skills in the international environmental law context), and will co-teach a miniterm course on international climate change law in January 2014. His research focuses on environmental governance, with an emphasis on regulatory approaches to global challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss. He is particularly interested in the linkage of environmental issues with human well-being and the interaction of multiple levels of governance.
Long has published a dozen research articles in law reviews and peer-reviewed journals, as well as book chapters and shorter works. He is currently writing a book that analyzes the significance of issue-linkage as an element of international environmental governance effectiveness, drawing on polycentric governance and complexity theories. Over the last few years, Long has presented his research on this and related topics at the law schools of Yale, Georgetown, and other leading universities in the United States. Interest in his research has also given Long the opportunity to present in several European countries, including a presentation delivered at the opening plenary session of the 2010 IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium in Belgium.
Professor Long holds an LL.M. from New York University School of Law and a J.D. from Willamette University College of Law. Prior to teaching at UMKC Law, he taught at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law and Florida Coastal School of Law, clerked with the New York Court of Appeals, and engaged in private practice. He is a member of the bar in New York and Oregon, and of the Specialist Group on Energy and Climate Change within the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law, among other organizations. Long also edits two practitioner-oriented newsletters for the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (ABA SEER).
Long is a self-taught musician (drums and guitar) and enjoys hiking and spending time with his wife and three children.
Areas of expertise
Property, environmental and natural resources law, administrative law, and international law