Olivas discusses Plyler vs. Doe

UHLC prof examines impact of 30-year-old U.S. Supreme Court ruling during the Center for Mexican American Studies’ 40th Anniversary Fall Speaker Series


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Oct. 18, 2012 - As University of Houston's Center for Mexican American Studies celebrated its 40th anniversary, three scholars, including Law Center professor Michael A. Olivas, discussed immigration from the perspective of identity, women and law today at the UH Hilton.  Olivas spoke about the 30th anniversary of Plyler vs. Doe - the landmark Supreme Court ruling that allowed undocumented children to enroll in public schools - how states have followed the ruling and the impact on current the immigration debate.

Olivas is the author of No Undocumented Child Left Behind: Plyler v. Doe and the Education of Undocumented Children, published by NYU Press in 2011.  He holds the William B. Bates Distinguished Chair of Law, and he is director of the Institute of Higher Education Law & Governance at the Law Center.

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