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 Legal Problems of Economic Development Seminar and has taught the Development Innovations Lab, 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 and content expert 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 has supported the initiatives of Kenyan judges engaging the informal justice sector to increase access to justice, partnered with NGOs working on behalf of communities impacted by large-scale development projects, and conducted research on 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 media 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.