Higher Education Law Scholar Glater Joins UCLA Law

July 9, 2020
UCLA School of Law Professor Jonathan Glater

Jonathan Glater, whose innovative scholarship focuses on the intersection of the law and higher education, has joined UCLA School of Law as a professor of law.

Glater comes from UC Irvine School of Law, where he served on the faculty for nearly a decade, earning the school’s distinguished teaching award for first-year teaching in 2015-16, among other honors.

In examining how the law both enables and acts as a barrier to access to higher education, Glater researches an array of issues, including the impact of federal aid policy on access to college, the effects of education debt on student decision-making, and relationships between higher education finance and the functioning of financial markets. His latest article, “The Civil Rights Case for Student Debt Reform,” co-written with Dalié Jiménez, is due to be published in the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. His work has also been published in the California Law Review, UC Irvine Law Review and several other leading journals.

A prolific and widely sought-after speaker and writer, Glater previously worked as a New York Times reporter for nine years, covering the business of law and higher education finance. Prior to joining the Times, he worked at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York; Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal in Buenos Aires, Argentina; and The Washington Post.

Glater earned a B.A. from Swarthmore College, an M.A. in international relations from Yale University, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

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