Associate Professor with Tenure
B.A., 2001, Northwestern University
B.Mus., 2001, Northwestern University
J.D., 2006, Stanford Law School
Professor Leong graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University before attending Stanford Law School, where she graduated with distinction and was a member of the Stanford Law Review. After earning her law degree, she clerked for Judge Kermit Lipez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Prior to joining the University of Denver faculty, Professor Leong was an Assistant Professor at the William & Mary School of Law, an Adjunct Professor at the Washington College of Law American University in Washington D.C., and a Visiting Scholar at Georgetown University Law Center. She also practiced First Amendment law with Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
Professor Leong’s scholarship and teaching interests include constitutional rights and remedies, criminal procedure, antidiscrimination, law and culture, and judicial decisionmaking. Her recent scholarship has appeared or will appear in the Boston University Law Review, Harvard Law Review, Iowa Law Review, Irvine Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Stanford Law Review, Virginia Law Review, Yale Law Journal, and the Journal of Legal Education, among others.
In fall 2013 Professor Leong was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the UCLA School of Law.
- Identity Entrepreneurs, 104 CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW (2016, Forthcoming).
- Negative Identity, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW (forthcoming 2015).
- Improving Rights, 100 VIRGINIA LAW REVIEW 377 (2014).
- Racial Capitalism, 126 HARVARD LAW REVIEW 2151 (2013).
- Gideon's Law Protective Function, 122 YALE LAW JOURNAL 2460 (2013) (symposium contribution).