"Del dicho al hecho, hay mucho trecho."
"Cameron que se duerme,
Se lo lleva la corriente"
Old Mexican Proverbs
Areas of expertise: environmental law, environmental justice, international environmental law, toxic torts, administrative law, and legislation.
Other areas of interest: coastal zone
Olga L. Moya is a tenured law professor at South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas. She teaches environmental law, international environmental law, administrative law, toxic torts, and property law courses. Moya writes and lectures on many environmental topics of interest to international, national, and state organizations. She has published two books, Federal Environmental Law: The User’s Guide (with Fono), West Publishing Co., 1997; Second Edition, West Group, 2001, Third Edition forthcoming in 2009. Prior to becoming a law teacher in 1992, Moya served as Assistant Regional Counsel for the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region VI, Dallas, Texas; Attorney for the Texas Department of Agriculture, Austin, Texas; and as Legislative Attorney for the Mexican-American Legislative Caucus, Texas House of Representatives, Austin, Texas.
Professor Moya served as President of Scenic Houston from 2007-2009. She has also served as a member of Mayor Lee Brown’s Hispanic Advisory Council and as a Board of Director for the Houston Hispanic Bar Association, the Harris County Metropolitan Transit Authority, and the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System Foundation. In addition, in 1995, she served as a U.S. Delegate to the United Nations Conference on the Environment for the Caribbean and Latin America.
Honors awarded to Professor Moya include Distinguished Minority Alumni, University of Texas School of Law, 1997; Who’s Who in America, 1997; Who’s Who of American Women, 1997; Who’s Who in American Law, 1996 and 1997; National Top 12 Hispanics in Law, 1996; Local Hero, Houston Bar Association, 1996; International Who’s Who of Professionals, 1995; Law Professor of the Year, Hispanic National Bar Association, 1995; Excellence Award, 1995 and 1996; and Volunteer of the Year, George H. Hermann Society, 1995.
She earned her J.D. in 1984 and her B.A. in 1981 from the University of Texas at Austin. Professor Moya is a native of the Rio Grande Valley of Texas where most of her family still resides.