UA Little Rock professor reappointed to Civil Rights Advisory Committee

Robert Steinbuch, a law professor at the University of Arkansas at the William H. Bowen School of Law, Little Rock, was reappointed to the Arkansas Advisory Committee of the United States Civil Rights Commission. Steinbuch will have a second term of four years and will continue to serve as Chairman, a position he was appointed to in February this year.

The Commission is an independent, non-partisan federal agency dedicated to promoting civil rights through inquiry, research and analysis. Originally created by the Civil Rights Act of 1957, the commission assists in developing national civil rights policy and enhancing federal civil rights enforcement.

“The confidence that the commissioners and my colleagues have placed in me to serve another term as chairman of the Arkansas Advisory Committee is humble. I look forward to working with the outstanding returning and new members of the committee to further analyze critical civil rights issues affecting Arcansan, ”said Steinbuch. “My parents taught me the primacy of blind justice and fairness through their actions and words. I continue my ministry in their memories and realize that their moral beliefs were the seeds of my endeavors. “

The Civil Rights Commission is pursuing its mandate by investigating alleged disenfranchisement and alleged discrimination based on race, skin color, religion, gender, age, disability or national origin or in the administration of justice.

“The struggle for civil rights has always been an important lesson in our Arkansas history, but now, more than ever, it speaks to us and encourages our action. The future of our state and our country is at stake in this struggle, and we have to answer the call, ”said Chancellor Christina Drale. “Professor Steinbuch is well positioned to help us with this commitment. His service as committee chairman is a service to the university, state, and nation. He is an example of our faculty members using their unique skills to strengthen UA Little Rock’s public service mission. “

Steinbuch joined Bowen’s Faculty in 2005 after holding various positions in government and private practice. During the 2015 academic year he was a Fulbright Fellow in Poland. His professional experience includes roles with the US Court of Appeals, the US Department of Justice and the US Senate Judiciary Committee. He is also a member of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Task Force, the US Fulbright Commission, the Council for the Internal Exchange of Scientists, and the Polish-US Fulbright Commission.

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