Michael A. Olivas

Michael A. Olivas is William B. Bates Distinguished Chair in Law at the University of Houston Law Center and Director of the Institute for Higher Education Law and Governance at UH. His books include Colored Men And Hombres Aquí: Hernandez v. Texas and the Emergence of Mexican American Lawyering; The Law And Higher Education: Cases And Materials on Colleges in Court Third Edition; and Education Law Stories (with Ronna Greff Schneider).


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  1. Perchance to DREAM
    The first comprehensive history of the DREAM Act and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)In 1982, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Plyler v. Doe that undocumented children had the right to attend public... Learn More
    Published: 30th June 2020
    Hardback | £28.99
  2. Those Damned Immigrants
    The election of Barack Obama prompted people around the world to herald thedawning of a new, postracial era in America. Yet a scant one month afterObama’s election, Jose Oswaldo Sucuzhanay, a 31-year old Ecuadorian immigrant,was... Learn More
    Published: 31st July 2013
    Hardback | £34.00
    PDF | £37.00
  3. No Undocumented Child Left Behind
    The 1982 U. S. Supreme Court case of Plyler v. Doe, which made it possible for undocumented children to enroll in Texas public schools, was a watershed moment for immigrant rights in the United States. The Court struck down both... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 2012
    Hardback | £34.00
    PDF | £37.00
    PDF | £37.00