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Last modified: Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Michael A. Olivas to deliver Jerome Hall Lecture at IU Maurer School of Law

Feb. 1, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Michael A. Olivas will deliver the annual Jerome Hall Lecture at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law on Monday, Feb. 7, at noon in the law school's Moot Court Room.

Olivas is the William B. Bates Distinguished Chair of Law and director of the Institute of Higher Education Law and Governance at the University of Houston. In addition, he is the president of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), a nonprofit educational association of 171 law schools representing more than 10,000 law faculty in the United States.

Michael A. Olivas

An expert in higher education and the law, Olivas will address this topic in his lecture, which is titled "Governing Badly: Theory and Practice of Bad Ideas in College Decision-making." An article with the same title has been selected for publication in a forthcoming issue of the Indiana Law Journal.

Olivas is the author or co-author of 12 books, including "Colored Men" and "Hombres Aquí"; Education Law Stories; The Dilemma of Access; Latino College Students; Prepaid College Tuition Programs; and The Law and Higher Education. His 13th and 14th books, Ask Not for Whom the School Bell Tolls (on the subject of undocumented immigrant children) and Suing Alma Mater (on the subject of higher education and the U.S. Supreme Court) are scheduled for publication in 2011.

Olivas has served on the editorial board of more than 20 scholarly journals, including The Review of Higher Education, The Journal of College and University Law and The Journal of Higher Education. He is serving as president of the AALS throughout 2011. He holds a B.A. from Pontifical College Josephinum; an M.A. and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University; and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Jerome Hall was an internationally recognized faculty member at the IU Maurer School of Law from 1939 to 1970. He was recognized for his interdisciplinary analysis of legal issues.