McGeorge School of Law

Landsberg Reflects on Role Enforcing Civil Rights Act in 1964

July 2, 2014

Brian K. Landsberg in his office

Distinguished Professor Brian K. Landsberg

Distinguished Professor Brian K. Landsberg was interviewed for a Sacramento Bee article, "McGeorge professor recalls trip to the south 50 years ago to enforce the Civil Rights Act,"discussing his job with the U.S. Department of Justice enforcing the Civil Rights Act in Alabama five decades ago. The article appeared on July 2, 2014, on the 50th anniversary of the date President Lyndon Johnson signed the act into law.

Brian Landsberg, who is an expert in Constitutional Law, joined the McGeorge School of Law faculty in 1986. Prior to that he gained 22 years of experience working in the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division. As a trial attorney, he was associate counsel in the Selma, Alabama civil rights cases. He supervised the division's Education Section for five years and headed the Appellate Section for twelve years. Landsberg was the Program Director for the McGeorge Rule of Law Program in China, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development through 2012.