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Prof. Michael A. Olivas Named Recipient of 2018 AALS Triennial Award for Lifetime Service to Legal Education and to the Legal Profession
Posted on 7 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AALS - "Michael A. Olivas is known around the Southwest as “the Rock and Roll Law Professor”—a moniker he’s happy to maintain as a lifelong connoisseur of popular music and media. Professor Olivas hosts a weekly radio show... Read More

Pleadings in Georgia DACA Tuition Lawsuit
Posted on 7 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski


Prof. Michael A. "Law of Rock and Roll" Olivas Now on Twitter!
Posted on 14 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

You know him as a prominent immigration law and education law professor. But did you know he "also has a regular radio show on the Albuquerque, NM, National Public Radio station KANW, "The Law of Rock and Roll," where he reviews legal... Read More

Tilting at Windmills and the Rule of Law - Prof. Michael A. Olivas on DACA
Posted on 21 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Michael A. Olivas, Sept. 21, 2017 - "For over 35 years, I have taught Immigration Law and Higher Education Law as a professor at the UH Law Center. I have spent most of my professional life and personal commitment to improving life for immigrants... Read More

Law Profs to Trump: Keep DACA, It's Legal
Posted on 14 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Elizabeth Redden, Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 14, 2017 - "About 100 immigration law professors signed a letter to President Trump arguing “that the executive branch has legal authority to implement” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals... Read More

From the Bookshelf: The Scholarship of Michael A. Olivas
Posted on 14 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Law Professor and Accidental Historian is a timely and important reader addressing many of the most hotly debated domestic policy issues of our times—immigration policy, education law, and diversity. Specifically, this book examines the works... Read More

Michael A. Olivas: Sweet Home Alabama?
Posted on 13 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The long and winding road of various challenges to the Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act, ("H.B. 56"), has begun, and on September 28, 2011, federal Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn issued rulings on the several suits before... Read More

Tags: h.b. 56 , olivas , hb56 , Alabama

Why 'Deferred Action' Isn't Enough
Posted on 25 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Deferred action is a vague and confusing process—and it will probably lead to unscrupulous notarios entering the picture. Under current regulations, individuals whose case has been deferred are eligible to receive employment authorization... Read More

They're here...
Posted on 5 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

My (pre-ordered) copy of " No Undocumented Child Left Behind ," by Prof. Michael A. Olivas , arrived today. Have you ordered your copy? Read More

Immigrants without legal status in U.S. sue Georgia for in-state tuition
Posted on 25 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Rigoberto Rivera grew up in Georgia, he graduated from Roswell High School and he and his parents are paying state income taxes. Now he wants to go to college and study criminal justice in his home state. But he said he can't afford it because... Read More

The Congressman Doth Protest Too Much, Methinks: Michael A. Olivas
Posted on 29 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) has written a letter to the Houston Chronicle indicating that I have misunderstood his views on the efficacy and legitimacy of Deferred Action and other forms of prosecutorial discretion, in my November 22, 2014... Read More

Punish Not the Children
Posted on 15 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court does not necessarily mean the end of battles over a disputed issue. The wars over abortion still rage despite the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. So, too, with the Supreme Court case Plyler v. Doe ... Read More

Timoteo Andrade, 100% American
Posted on 5 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Michael A. Olivas writes: "I was asked to review Patrick D. Lukens’ book ( A Quiet Victory for Latin Rights: FDR and the Controversy Over “Whiteness ,” Tucson: University of Arizona University Press, 2012) for the Southwestern... Read More

Do you have your copy yet?
Posted on 19 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

They are flying off the shelves! Order today . "Provocative and wise, Michael Olivas’s important book challenges all of us to carefully consider how our nation’s core values are reflected both in the way we educate... Read More

Dreams Deferred: Deferred Action, Prosecutorial Discretion, and the Vexing Case(s) of DREAM Act Students
Posted on 29 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In June 2011, with the release of what came to be known as the “Morton Memo,” there were developments in the issue of Deferred Action (DA) and the extent to which President Obama’s Administration would extend a form of prosecutorial... Read More