Professor Sidney DeLong grew up in Kentucky, graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1969 with a BA in philosophy and obtained a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1974, after two years in the U.S. Army. He then practiced in Denver, Colorado for 11 years as a civil litigator, doing trial and appellate work in complex cases involving construction claims, employment, antitrust, class actions, breach of contract, fraud, and insurance insolvency.
Professor DeLong is an outstanding classroom teacher frequently recognized by our students as Professor of the Year and is a former holder of the Law School’s William Oltman Chair in Teaching Excellence. He has taught a wide variety of courses in Contracts, Sales, Secured Transactions, Payment Systems, Remedies, Jurisprudence, The Jurisprudence of Social Justice, Law and Interpretation, Professional Responsibility, and Legal Writing, and has co-taught Complex Civil Litigation, Language and the Law, and Business Transactions.
Professor DeLong is a well-known voice in the national contracts and remedies communities, recognized equally for his sharp analysis and his quick wit. He has published important articles in a variety of prestigious journals including the University of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Indiana Law Reviews.