Jonathan Glater

Job title: 
Co-Faculty Director

Jonathan D. Glater is a Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.  He was previously a Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, and prior to that at the University of California, Irvine School of Law.  He is a co-author with Michael A. Olivas and Amy Gajda on the forthcoming, fifth edition of The Law and Higher Education: Cases and Materials on Colleges in Court.  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 began law teaching at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, where he received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2016.  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. Professor Glater has taught education law and policy, criminal law, and disability law, as well as business associations and classes on white-collar crime


B.A., Swarthmore College
M.A., Yale University
J.D., Yale Law School

Research interests: 

Education Law | Racial and Social Justice