Research Expertise and Interest

education law, social justice, racial justice

Research Description

Jonathan D. Glater is a professor at Berkeley Law.  He has written extensively for law reviews on higher education opportunity, frequently exploring the implications of rising student indebtedness.  With Dalié Jiménez, he helped establish the Student Loan Law Initiative, a partnership with the Student Borrower Protection Center dedicated to research on student debt. 

Professor Glater has taught education law and policy, criminal law, and disability law, as well as business associations and classes on white-collar crime.  He joined Berkeley Law after teaching at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, where he received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2016, and the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law.  He visited at Stanford Law School in 2016. 

Before entering the legal academy, Professor Glater spent nearly a decade as a reporter at The New York Times, where he wrote hundreds of articles on the legal profession, legal education, criminal and civil cases in the news, as well as on higher education finance and student debt.  Prior to joining the Times, he worked as an associate at the New York law firm Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, and at the Buenos Aires, Argentina, firm of Marval, O’Farrell, & Mairal.  He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.A. in international relations from Yale University, and a B.A. in economics from Swarthmore College.

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