David Dante Troutt is a Distinguished Professor of Law and Justice John J. Francis Scholar at Rutgers Law School-Newark where he also directs the Center on Law, Inequality and Metropolitan Equity (CLiME). He emphasizes using law and interdisciplinary study to understand structural inequality and to formulate legal and policy reform strategies. Troutt teaches tort law, intellectual property and a multidisciplinary approach to racial and economic inequality called metropolitan equity (land use, civil rights, state and local government, housing, and poverty law). Troutt is the author and editor or four books. He writes frequently on issues of law, race, and inequality.