An integral part of the Law Center is our faculty. They are true mentors and role models that challenge and inspire our students. Their expertise and competence in established and emerging areas of law provide the bridge between tradition and evolution in the legal profession. Many of our faculty are nationally documented legal experts in their fields, and have published books and articles that have appeared in prominent law journals across the country. Faculty members remain involved in practice, whether arguing cases before the Supreme Court or serving as counsel to both government entities and large corporations. With years of experience at the bar and bench, our professors bring valuable insight to the classroom, impacting the life and education of each student as they influence and inform national and international legal opinion. With open-door policies, coaching of advocacy teams, advising student organizations and providing opportunities for success, our faculty and staff support students' successful entry and advancement in the bar and other professions. Our faculty members are involved outside of the Law Center in national, regional and local bar associations and a host of other civic projects and organizations providing students the balance between academic excellence, professionalism, involvement in the community and relevancy in a changing legal profession.