Members of the School of Law-Newark community are committed to the law, to excellence in legal education, diversity, opportunity for those historically excluded from the legal profession, and public service. These shared commitments unite a group of independent individuals otherwise known for their diversity. The faculty are graduates of law schools throughout the country who have brought a variety of backgrounds in private law practice, public interest law practice, and government service to the law school. These differences in legal training and experience enable the faculty to expose students to different teaching methods and approaches to law. Their research and writing carry them to new and developing issues of law, such as feminist and race studies, alternate methods of dispute resolution, law and urban studies, and new theories of the corporation. Their work takes them around the globe with issues such as constitutional rights in developing countries, international environmental law, and models of transnational organization in the post-Cold War world. Outside the law school, many faculty members serve on professional committees and participate in community activities. Despite their busy schedules, faculty members find the time to maintain informal relationships with students. They are eager to share their knowledge of the law, to give career advice, and to provide a supportive environment for the study of law.