Michael A. Olivas Honored with AALS Triennial Award

Michael A. Olivas Honored with AALS Triennial Award

AALS has announced that Michael A. Olivas of University of Houston Law Center is the recipient of the 2018 AALS Triennial Award for Lifetime Service to Legal Education and to the Legal Profession. This award is the Association's highest honor.

“Michael Olivas richly deserves this honor,” says UC Berkeley School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. “He has done so much to improve legal education, whether formally with his service as AALS President or informally in his efforts to enhance diversity in the legal academy.”

“He has made a huge difference in many law schools and in many law professors’ careers.”

Professor Olivas has a 38-year career in legal education, and has shown tireless devotion to his students and to scholarship in both higher education and immigration law, with much of his most prominent work existing at the intersection of the two. Professor Olivas is praised for his ability to transcend the legal academy and make the law assessable, available and important to the people.

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