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UTSA Media Liaison

Javier Oliva, J.D., M.A.

  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science & Geography


general expertise
Constitutional Law
specific expertise
Constitutional Law and Politics (e.g.: Separation of Powers, Federalism, Rights and Liberties)





JAVIER F. OLIVA is a Senior Lecturer of Political Science and Legal Studies at UTSA. His areas of concentration are American Law, Courts and Politics, Legal Studies including Legal Research and Writing and law school preparation and education. At UTSA, Oliva teaches undergraduate courses on Law and Society, American Legal Process and Judicial Politics. In the area of Legal Studies, Mr. Oliva, teaches Introduction to Legal Studies, Law School Studies and Legal & Philosophical Reasoning. Oliva is also a member of the faculty for UTSA’s Institute for Law and Public Affairs where he lectures in the Summer Law Preparation Academy preparing students for law school study.

Oliva earned his J.D. from St, Mary’s University School of Law and has a Master of Science in Public Administration from St. Mary’s University Graduate School. He earned a B.A. in Government from the University of Notre Dame. Javier is a licensed attorney and has practiced law since 1991. He was elected to City Council for the City of Castle Hills where he served two terms and currently serves on the School Council for Antonian College Preparatory High School and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Catholic Charities of San Antonio. Javier consults in the areas of Business Law, Criminal law, Family law, School Law and Wills and Probate.

UTSA Media Contacts

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