Who We Are
Student Loan Law Initiative
The nation's first academic project focused on student debt and the law.
Led by University of California-Irvine Law Professor Dalié Jiménez and University of California-Berkeley Law Professor Jonathan Glater, the Student Loan Law Initiative (SLLI) is a partnership between the University of California and the Student Borrower Protection Center to build a body of rigorous academic work around the future of student loans.
As the student loan market expanded over the past decade, borrowers have turned to the courts, regulators, and lawmakers to protect and expand their rights and halt student loan industry abuses. However, these efforts often faltered, lacking a solid foundation of rigorous analysis and comprehensive legal research. That’s why UCI partnered with the Student Borrower Protection Center to launch SLLI—the nation’s first academic project focused on student debt and the law.
SLLI fosters the highest quality academic research, provides grants for research, and builds the capacity of student loan experts to shape the future of this marketplace.