Cynthia Nance, dean emeritus and the Nathan G. Gordon Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas, has been appointed to the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary as the representative for the Eighth Circuit.
The ABA’s Standing Committee consists of 15 members — two members from the Ninth Circuit, one member from each of the other 12th federal judicial circuits and one member-at-large. The members are appointed for staggered three-year terms by the ABA president.
Each member contributes several hundred hours per year to the public service.
The committee evaluates the professional qualifications of prospective nominees to the lower federal courts — the U.S. District Courts and Courts of Appeals — in advance of the president making... [ MORE ]