Attorney-Advisor, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., University of Maryland, Baltimore County; J.D., American
Sebastian Amar is currently an Attorney-Advisor in the D.C. Enforcement Office of the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. His responsibilities include the...Continue Reading
Sebastian Amar is currently an Attorney-Advisor in the D.C. Enforcement Office of the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. His responsibilities include the investigation and resolution of federal civil rights complaints alleging discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, and age. Professor Amar also serves as the Executive Director of the Student Education and Leadership Fund, a non-profit organization that provides educational funding and community support to students who have overcome significant challenges in the pursuit of higher education. Previously, Professor Amar served as a staff attorney at CASA de Maryland, Inc., the state of Maryland's largest immigrants' rights organization. In this capacity, he represented day laborers, domestic workers, and others in civil rights and employment litigation before state and federal courts. In 2014, Professor Amar was served as a Commissioner on the City of Rockville's Human Rights Commission. Professor Amar earned a B.A. in political science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and a J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law.