Jennifer Lenga-Long

  • Associate Director, Sustainable International Development Program


Phone: (206) 543-9385

Jennifer Lenga-Long

Areas of Expertise

Children’s Rights — Global Health

Recent Courses

LAW B 569 Development Innovations Lab
LAW B 578 Legal Problems Of Economic Development Seminar
LAW B 582 International Development Practicum

Professor Jennifer Lenga-Long is the Associate Director of the Graduate Program in Sustainable International Development at the University of Washington School of Law.  She instructs the Development Innovations Lab and has taught Global Health Law and Legal and Policy Solutions for Improving the Global Health of Women, Children and Adolescents. She has also served as a faculty mentor for the Strategic Analysis, Research & Training (START) Center in the University of Washington Department of Global Health, which provides research and analytic support to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Through her teaching, she works on behalf of communities impacted by large-scale development projects and researches issues related to human trafficking.

Professor Lenga-Long has experience as a commercial litigator with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP in Seattle, where she served on the Pro Bono Committee and the New Associates Committee. Her practice included First Amendment defense, representation of nonprofit organizations in litigation matters, appellate work, and pro bono representation of asylees and survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking.

Professor Lenga-Long has worked with the Human Rights Clinic and Education Centre, a grassroots human rights organization in Cameroon.  She clerked for the Hon. Robert Beezer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley School of Law and Miami University. She has served as Vice President of the Advisory Board to the Washington Medical-Legal Partnership and Co-Chair of the King County Bar Association's Pro Bono Committee and is an alumna of Leadership Tomorrow.

  • Moderator, "Seeking Justice for Vulnerable Populations: Film Screening and Discussion: Reproductive Rights in Indigenous Populations", 11th Annual Western Regional International Health Conference, (April 5, 2014)