Jonathan Glater, Councilmember
Councilmember Jonathan Glater is a professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.
Glater has studied and written about equity in access to higher education, with particular attention to the disparate effects of debt financing of higher education. At the law school Glater serves as associate dean for the J.D. Curriculum and Teaching, and he is a faculty director of the Center on Consumer Law and Economic Justice.
Glater joined the faculty at Berkeley in 2021 from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law. He previously taught at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. Prior to entering law teaching, he was a reporter at The New York Times, where for nine years he wrote about a range of topics including the legal profession, corporate fraud, legal education, and the finance of higher education. He worked as an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, a New York law firm, and at Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal, a law firm in Buenos Aires, Argentina, after graduating from Yale Law School. He received his BA from Swarthmore College.
Glater was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom in 2023 to a four-year term expiring in 2027.