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Our History: Former Faculty [Fall 2020 - this site is under construction as we update this list]: Long, Clarisa (1999-2005)

Tenured faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law through its history.

Clarisa Long, 1999-2005

Clarissa Long

Clarisa Long received her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and then worked as a molecular biologist. She then earned a J.D. from Stanford in 1994. There she received the Mr. and Mrs. Duncan L. Matteson Award for the best performance in the moot court competition. She was senior editor for the Stanford Law Review as well as Articles Editor for the Stanford Environmental Law Journal. Long was then law clerk to Judge Alvin A. Schall of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and was an associate with Wiley, Rein & Fielding in Washington, D.C. She was a research fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government from 1997-1999 and a Lecturer from 1998-1999.  Long joined the UVA faculty in 1999 and became the Class of 1966 Research Professor. Long specializes in the areas of intellectual property law and policy, the political economy of intellectual property, patent law, copyright law, trademark law, and property theory. She joined the Columbia faculty in 2005.



Genetic Testing and the Use of Information (editor) (AEI Press, 1998).

Intellectual Property Rights in Emerging Markets (editor) (American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 2000).


The Dissonance of Scientific and Legal Norms, 13 Soc. Epistemology 165-181 (1999).

Patents and Cumulative Innovation, 2 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol’y 229-246 (2000).

Proprietary Rights and Why Initial Allocations Matter, 49 Emory L.J. 823-836 (2000).

Patent Signals, 69 U. Chi. L. Rev. 625-679 (2002).

Information Costs in Patent and Copyright, 90 Va. L. Rev. 465-549 (2004).