Jonathan F. Harris

Jonathan Harris Portrait
Jonathan F. Harris, Associate Professor of Law

Associate Professor of Law

Fellow, University of California Student Loan Law Initiative & Student Borrower Protection Center


Courses Taught



  • AB, cum laude, Duke University
  • JD, City University of New York School of Law


Jonathan Harris writes and speaks on work law, contracts, and workforce development. His publications have appeared or are forthcoming in the California Law ReviewAlabama Law Review, California Law Review Online, Northwestern University Law Review OnlineComparative Labor Law and Policy Journal, and New York City Law Review, and have been cited by, inter alia, the Senate Banking Committee. His most recent article, Consumer Law as Work Law, has been selected for the 2023 Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum. Professor Harris is a recipient of a $15,000 grant through the University of California Student Loan Law Initiative. He is a fellow with the Student Borrower Protection Center and co-authored the Center’s 2022 groundbreaking report, Trapped at Work: How Big Business Uses Student Debt to Restrict Worker Mobility.

Professor Harris is the Chair-Elect of the AALS Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law, as well as an executive committee member of the AALS Section on Employment Discrimination Law. He previously taught in the Lawyering Program at NYU School of Law. Professor Harris clerked for Judge James E. Graves, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit while teaching at Mississippi College School of Law. He began his legal career as a Skadden Fellow, focusing on the intersections of employment and consumer law. Prior to that, he was a labor and community organizer.

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