Our law professors are nationally and internationally renowned scholars and experts in established and emerging areas of law who challenge and inspire students in an intense yet supportive environment. Particular concentrations of academic strength in the faculty lie in the fields of criminal law, legal history, and international law, with notable expertise as well in environmental law, race and the law, and labor law. In addition, as part of the school’s commitment to law reform, faculty have also litigated a remarkable number of precedent-setting state and federal court cases.
Dedicated to academic excellence and innovation in legal pedagogy, Rutgers School of Law–Newark has a notable history of hiring rising scholars and welcoming progressive thinkers. By any measure — experience, interest, ethnicity, or gender — the faculty is diverse, ensuring the kind of intellectual inquiry and discovery that provides a rich foundation for a career in law. The law school has long recognized the value of different perspectives and is proud to have been the first institutional home of many prominent women academics and African-American scholars. Today, of our 70 tenured, tenure-track, clinical, library, and legal research and writing faculty, 40% are women and 29% are minorities.
Faculty engage students through teaching styles that range from the traditional Socratic method to interactive problem solving, from required courses to research seminars and clinical practice. Outside the classroom, they share their knowledge of the law, give career advice, and provide a supportive environment for the study of law.