Cynthia Y. Long

Summer Associate


  • B.A., The University of Chicago, 2020
  • summa cum laude
  • Yale Law School, 2L

Cynthia Y. Long is a summer associate in the New York office of Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP and a second-year student at Yale Law School.

At Yale Law School, Cynthia is an Executive Editor of the Yale Law Journal, Volume 132, and an Articles Editor of Yale Journal on Regulation, Volume 39. She was a semifinalist in the Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals and was awarded the A. Leon Higginbotham/Benjamin N. Cardozo Prize for best preliminary round brief. Cynthia is also a member of the Yale Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.

Cynthia previously worked as an Honors Intern at the Affirmative Litigation Division of the New York City Law Department, where she wrote memoranda on legal issues such as public nuisance, discriminatory algorithms, and venue. She was also a Metcalf Intern at Sidley Austin, where she researched and drafted memoranda on topics including cryptocurrencies and Japanese privacy law. Cynthia also worked as a Policing Project Extern at New York University School of Law. Her work there included building a heuristic for scoring police manuals to promote democratic and transparent policing and drafting plain-language summaries recommending technology-use standards for law enforcement.

Cynthia received her B.A., summa cum laude, from The University of Chicago. She was an early inductee of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and was appointed a Student Marshal, which is the highest honor conferred upon undergraduate students.