Institute For Higher Education Law And Governance


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35th Anniversary of Plyer V Doe

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IHELGCASEBOOK News for Olivas Casebook Posse:

As of May 5, 2006, the third edition is now available in fine bookstores everywhere: .

The Teachers Manual is available by request for teachers who adopt the text, from Carolina Academic Press. Drop them or me a note.

I am also posting additional materials on this site, such as the informed consent sample protocols, for those who teach the Informed Consent cases in the casebook. As important cases and events occur, I will post them here as well, for your instructional use.

Of course, I look forward to hearing from my Casebook Posse, and to receiving suggestions.

Michael A. Olivas
University of Houston Law Center

State College Savings and Prepaid Plans (pdf)

List of State Prepaid Plans (pdf)

Developments in 529 Plans (2003-present) (pdf)

Table One: State Laws Allowing Undocumented College Students to Establish Residency, 2015 (* allowing financial aid and residency) (+ repealed)

Table Two: States Restricting Access to Postsecondary Education, 2015

Table Three: DREAM Act Congressional Legislative History

The University of Houston Institute for Higher Education Law and Governance (IHELG) provides a unique service to colleges and universities worldwide. It has as its primary aim providing information and publications to colleges and universities related to the field of higher education law, and also has a broader mission to be a focal point for discussion and thoughtful analysis of higher education legal issues. IHELG provides information, research, and analysis for those involved in managing the higher education enterprise internationally through publications, conferences, and the maintenance of a database of individuals and institutions. IHELG is especially concerned with creating dialogue and cooperation among academic institutions in the United States, and also has interests in higher education in industrialized nations and those in the developing countries of the Third World.

The UHLC/IHELG works in a series of concentric circles. At the core of the enterprise is the analytic study of postsecondary institutions -- with special emphasis on the legal issues that affect colleges and universities. The next ring of the circle is made up of affiliated scholars whose research is in law and higher education as a field of study. Many scholars from all over the world have either spent time in residence, or have participated in Institute activities. Finally, many others from governmental agencies and legislative staff concerned with higher education participate in the activities of the Center. All IHELG monographs are available to a wide audience, at low cost.

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IHELG has as its purpose the stimulation of an international consciousness among higher education institutions concerning issues of higher education law and the provision of documentation and analysis relating to higher education development. The following activities form the core of the Institute’s activities:

  • Higher Education Law Library

  • Houston Roundtable on Higher Education Law

  • Houston Roundtable on Higher Education Finance

  • Publication series

  • Study opportunities

  • Conferences

  • Bibliographical and document service

  • Networking and commentary

  • Research projects funded internally or externally

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