Robert Steinbuch

Professor of Law
Arkansas Bar Foundation Professorship
BA, MA, 1989, University of Pennsylvania; JD, 1992, Columbia University
Room 528 | Phone: 501-916-5463 |Email
Assistant: Room 524 | Phone: 501-916-5440

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Prof. Steinbuch

Robert Steinbuch joined the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law faculty after several years in government and private practice, including having clerked on the United States Court of Appeals, worked for the United States Department of Justice, and served as counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. Professor Steinbuch is a columnist for Arkansas’s state newspaper, the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. His columns appear on the editorial page every Friday. He is also well published in law reviews, legal periodicals, medical journals, and other venues.

Professor Steinbuch has been interviewed by various state and national news sources for his legal expertise. His coauthored article on “mismatch theory” was cited recently by Justice Clarence Thomas regarding university admissions, and his article “Mere Thieves” was republished in the Securities Law Review as one of the year’s ten best securities-law articles. He is the author of the treatise on the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, and he has served as an expert witness on complex economic matters. Professor Steinbuch is singular at Bowen to have testified before the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. He also has testified many times before the Arkansas Legislature and worked with various legislators to draft legislation.

Professor Steinbuch holds the Arkansas Bar Professorship at Bowen. He is a Fulbright Scholar, having taught in Poland in 2015, and continues his affiliation with the program. He is the Chair of the Arkansas Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He held the position of medical-legal editor for the Journal of the National Medical Association, was a Commissioner on the Arkansas Commission for Newborn Umbilical Cord Blood Bank Initiative, and served on the boards of the Society of Chest Pain Centers and the Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium.  Professor Steinbuch is a repeat recipient of the law school’s Faculty Excellence Awards in both Scholarship and Service.

Professor Steinbuch’s Scholarship and Service