William H. Bowen School of Law
Professor of Law
Professor Robert Steinbuch is a professor of law in the William H. Bowen School of Law. His prolific research and publications explore a multitude of legal issues, including evidence law, federal securities law, and the intersection of access and higher-education law.
He is the sole author of the newest edition of “The Arkansas Freedom of Information Act,” a treatise often used by citizens and journalists to obtain information at the state and local levels to prevent and expose wrongdoings. Associate Justice Rhonda Wood wrote of the importance of this treatise: “lt provided valuable research and was cited in the court’s pivotal decision requiring the Arkansas State Police to turn over a 54-year-old murder-case file to the victim’s family in Dep’t. of Ark. State Police v. Keech Low Firm, P.A.,2017 Ark. 1.43.” He co-authored the previous edition in 2017. He has seven recent law reviews, four of which are forthcoming. Among the forthcoming law reviews is “The Unfairness Proof: Exposing the Hidden Circuit Split on, and Implicit Blind Spot Regarding, Federal Rule of Evidence 609” in Pepperdine Law Review. It explores evidence law, particularly how Federal Rule of Evidence 609 determines the admission of a witness’s previous criminal convictions when attempting to discredit a testifying witness’s character in court. Another of his recent law reviews will appear in the Journal of Legal Education, the preeminent scholarly resource in legal education.
Professor Steinbuch received his J.D. from Columbia Law School and his M.A. and B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.