Student Loans in the Trump Era: A Discussion

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Student Loans in the Trump Era: A Discussion

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  • Monday, January 8, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Warren Hall, Faculty Reading Room, 201

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110





Student Loans in the Trump Era

Come join Professors Jake Brooks (Georgetown), Jonathan Glater (UC-Irvine), Rebecca Kysar (Brooklyn) and Vic Fleischer (USD) for a discussion of the future of student loans. The House Education and Workforce committee has passed a bill that would overhaul the Higher Education Act, limiting graduate student loans to $28,000 per year and eliminating Public Service Loan Forgiveness. What will happen next, and what will it mean for law schools and for higher education?
John R. Brooks, II
Professor of Law, Georgetown University
John Brooks teaches and writes on tax law and policy. His current research focuses on issues of risk-sharing and insurance across a range of public finance and tax policy issues. He also works on the law and economics of higher education.
Before coming to Georgetown in 2011, Professor Brooks was a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. Previously, he clerked for Judge Norman H. Stahl of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and practiced tax law at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston. Professor Brooks is an honors graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he was an Olin Fellow in Law & Economics.
Johnathan Glater
Professor of Law, UC Irvine
Professor Glater’s writing focuses on the role of law as both response to and source of barriers to higher education. His research interests include 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. 
Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Glater for nine years worked as a reporter at The New York Times, where he wrote about the business of law and about higher education finance.  Before joining the Times, he worked at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York and at Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Rebecca Kysar
Professor of Law, Brooklyn
Professor Kysar teaches and researches in the areas of federal income tax, international tax, and the federal budget and tax legislative processes. Her recent scholarship examines tax treaties, as well as the tax legislative process. Her articles have appeared in the Cornell Law Review, the Iowa Law Review, the Notre Dame Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Washington University Law Review, and the Yale Journal of International Law, among others.

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Warren Hall, Room 201
5998 Alcalá Park
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