A University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law professor has been reappointed to the Arkansas Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Robert Steinbuch is set to serve a second four-year term on the committee. He was appointed to serve as the committee’s chairman in February 2020 and will continue to serve in that role.
“The faith that the commissioners and my colleagues have put in me to serve another term as the chairman of the Arkansas Advisory Committee is humbling. I eagerly anticipate working with the outstanding returning and new members of the committee to further analyze critical civil-rights issues affecting Arkansans,” Steinbuch said in a statement. “My parents, through their actions and words, taught me the primacy of blind justice and fairness. I continue my service in their memories, recognizing that their moral convictions sowed the seeds of my efforts.”
Established by the Civil Rights Act of 1957, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ mission is to “develop national civil rights policy,” according to a news release, as well as enhance federal civil rights law enforcement.
Steinbuch has served on the Bowen School of Law’s faculty since 2005. In addition to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, he also sits on the Arkansas Freedom of Information Task Force, the U.S. Fulbright Commission, Council for Internal Exchange of Scholars, and the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission.