SIULAW Prof. Cindy Buys to serve on Governor Pritzker’s Commission on Discrimination and Hate Crimes

April 14, 2021 , Leanne Fuller | WPSD Local 6

Cindy Buys

CARBONDALE, IL — An area law professor is being tapped by Illinois' governor to serve on a state commission tasked with identifying and uprooting sources of discrimination and bias in the state. 

Gov. J.B. Pritzker is appointing Southern Illinois University School of Law professor Cindy Buys to the Illinois Commission on Discrimination and Hate Crimes, pending confirmation by the Illinois Senate. 

Announcing the appointment in a news release Tuesday, Pritzker's office says Buys previously served as an attorney for the United States Department of Commerce. She was an attorney at the law firm Sher & Blackwell before that. 

At the SIU School of Law, Buys teaches international law, international business transactions, constitutional law, immigration law and other international law and study abroad courses.

Pritzker also appointed 15 other individuals to the commission. The commission has 21 members, including a chairperson and 20 other members. Members serve four-year terms. 

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