The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on July 21, 2016, announced the appointment of Julian Ku, the Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law, as a member of the New York State Advisory Committee.
From the Press Release:
State Advisory Committees produce reports and recommendations concerning statewide or local civil rights issues, including justice, voting, discrimination, housing and education.
Congress mandates the appointment of members to State Advisory Committees in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Appointees to State Advisory Committees serve four-year terms and are unremunerated.
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is an independent, bipartisan agency charged with advising the President and Congress on civil rights matters and issuing a federal civil rights enforcement report.