Photo: Ernesto Longa

Ernesto Longa

Professor of Law


  • B.A. 2002, University of Florida
  • J.D. 2005, St. Thomas University
  • M.L.I.S. 2007, University of Washington

    Contact Information

     Ph.: 505-277-6796
     Office: 1326


    Ernesto Longa provides faculty research support including empirical support for both quantitative and qualitative research projects. Additionally, he teaches Applied Legal Research, provides reference, and oversees the library special collections and Law School archives.

    Before coming to UNM, he worked as a graduate assistant at the University of Washington, Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library, and at the law firm of Greenberg Traurig in Miami.


    Applied Legal Research

    Books and Book Chapters

    Black Courts, in Florida's Other Courts: Unconventional Justice in the Sunshine State (University Press of Florida, 2018). Available at: UNM-DR

    Anarchist Periodicals in English Published in the United States (1833-1955): An Annotated Guide (Scarecrow Press, 2010). Available at: UNM-DR

    Academic and Professional Journals

    Policing the Unhoused, 53 N.M. L. Rev. 101 (2023).

    Available at: UNM-DR

    The History of the University of New Mexico School of Law Librarian's Fight for Faculty Status and Equal Voting Rights, 110 L. Libr. J. 93 (2018).

    Available at: UNM-DR

    High Interest Loans and Class: Do Payday and Title Loans Really Serve the Middle Class?, 24 Loy. Consumer L. Rev. 524 (2012). Co-authored with Nathalie Martin.

    Available at: UNM-DR

    Why Mortgage "Formalities" Matter, Loy. Consumer L. Rev. (2012). Co-authored with David A. Dana.

    Available at: Loyola University Chicago eCommons

    A History of America's First Jim Crow Law School Library and Staff, 7 Conn. Pub. Int. L. J. 77 (2007).

    Available at: UNM-DR

    Lawson Edward Thomas and Miami's Negro Municipal Court, 18 St. Thomas L. Rev. 125 (2005).

    Available at: UNM-DR

    Popular Freethought: A Guide to the Periodic Writings of American Infidels, 1825-1965
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    2007 University of Washington Earl Borgeson Research in Law Librarianship Award for his research on America's First Jim Crow Law School Library and Staff.