Nicholas T. Long - 2013
Nicholas T. Long was the first general counsel to the University of Rhode Island, the Community College of Rhode Island, and chief assistant attorney general for the Civil Division. He retired from Rhode Island College earlier this year. Nick earned his B.A. from Cornell University and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.
He chairs the Lawyers Helping Lawyers Committee of the Rhode Island Bar Association and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island. He is also a member of the AAA Commercial Arbitration Panel and a mediator with the Rhode Island Superior and District Courts.
An active NACUA member since 1979, he has served on the Committee on Continuing Legal Education, Committee on Honors and Awards, Committee on Finance and Audit, Committee on Publications, and the Editorial Board of The Journal of College and University Law. He has been a speaker, discussion group leader and moderator at several NACUA educational programs and has attended nearly 20 annual conferences. In addition, Nick has authored several NACUA publications including: The Practical Litigation Series: I’ve Been Sued: What Happens Now? and The Journal of College and University Law article titled, Standard Proof in Student Disciplinary Cases.
Nick’s NACUA colleagues have noted that he is an exemplar of the NACUA colleague tradition and one of its pioneers. He worked to engage members of the New England public institutions’ general counsel’s informal discussion group, reinforcing their connection to NACUA between meetings (and pre-internet).
NACUA is pleased to recognize Nicholas T. Long as a Life Member of the Association in recognition of his outstanding service and his sustained and substantial contributions to NACUA and the field of higher education law.