Lectures - Michael A. Olivas

Michael A. Olivas

Litigation, Education, and Undocumented Immigrant Children: The Hidden Stories Behind Plyler v. Doe

In its 1982 landmark decision, Plyler v. Doe, the U.S. Supreme Court considered a Texas law that allowed local school districts to exclude undocumented immigrant children living in Texas from the public schools. By a 5-4 vote, the Court held this law violated the constitutional guarantee of equal protection of the law. Today, in
the midst of increasingly volatile national debates over immigration, education, civil rights, and state fiscal crises, the story of Plyler v. Doe has taken on a renewed vitality. One of the nation’s leading experts on all these subjects will tell that story, enlivening it with tales of the human beings involved and the modern day significance of this historic decision.

Wednesday, 15 September 2004, at 11 a.m.
Room 305 - Anheuser-Busch Hall

Please join us! Additional information: Contact Linda McClain at lmcclain@wulaw.wustl.edu