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Houston scholar is 1997 Mason Ladd Distinguished Professor of Law
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Michael A. Olivas, professor of law at the University
of Houston and one of the nation's leading scholars on higher education
law, is the Mason Ladd Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University
of Iowa College of Law for the fall 1997 semester.
Olivas, who also is director of the Institute for Higher Education Law
and Governance at the University of Houston, is teaching a course on Immigration
Law and a course on Education Law while at the UI.
"Michael Olivas is a nationally recognized teacher and scholar,"
says N. William Hines, dean of the UI College of Law. "We are most
fortunate to attract him to Iowa to teach immigration law and education
law, two subjects in which he specializes."
Olivas currently holds the William B. Bates professorship at the University
of Houston, where he has taught since 1982. He has also served as associate
dean for research and chair of the Higher Education Graduate Program Area
Olivas is the author of "The Law of Higher Education: Cases and
Materials on Colleges in Court," as well as numerous other books,
chapters, and scholarly articles on higher education law, diversity in
education, financial aid and other issues.
He holds a law degree from Georgetown University and a doctorate in
higher education from Ohio State University. He also holds a master's degree
from Ohio State University and a bachelor's degree from Pontifical College
The Mason Ladd Distinguished Visiting Professorship was established
in 1981 in memory of former College of Law Dean Mason Ladd. Ladd led the
college from 1939 to 1966, the longest tenure of any dean in the 130-year
history of the College of Law.