Law School Rolls Out Loan Program for Public Interest LawyersLaw School Rolls Out Loan Program for Public Interest Lawyers

Willamette University College of Law has rolled out an important new loan program for law graduates interested in pursuing careers in public interest law. The Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) was designed to aid College of Law graduates working in public interest law by reducing their law school student loan debt.

Under the program, the College of Law will lend eligible candidates money to help them repay their student loans. If a loan recipient works in a qualifying public interest position for at least one year after receipt of the LRAP, the loan may be forgiven. Eligible graduates may apply annually for a total of three years of LRAP funding and loan forgiveness.

Willamette's LRAP is open to all Willamette University College of Law alumni who graduated after April 2005 and are working in public interest law. Graduates may apply within three calendar years, beginning in the November following their graduation.

Graduates interested in applying for the 2006 LRAP must submit their completed application materials by Dec. 1, 2006.

For more information on the law school' s LRAP:

The College of Law' s Loan Repayment Assistance Program is made possible by a generous contribution from Willamette University law graduate W. Parker Lee JD’01.