By Anonymous • December 22, 2008•Other Law School Issues
Ed. Note: The following post will be of interest to Ms. JD readers entering law school, attending law school, or those readers already working. Whether a student, an attorney at a private firm, or an attorney working for government or a public interest organization, the following links provide information to those readers about planning for student loan debt and the pay-back process.
Several recent posts on Equal Justice Works discussing student loan debt caught my eye:
- Equal Justice Works and American University’s Washington College of Law have teamed up to launch an all-new podcast: The Student Debt Relief Series. The first episode, “How to Figure Out if You Benefit from the College Cost Reduction & Access Act - and How Much?” is available now.
- The Project on Student Debt joined 12 other national organizations to send a letter to Congressional leaders urging that their economic stimulus bill include major new investments in college affordability. The proposal includes a Pell Grant increase, a boost in funding for Federal Work-Study, more access to PLUS loans, and emergency federal loan funds for some students.
- The Legal Services Corporation began the second three-year cycle of its Pilot Loan Repayment Assistance Program, bringing much needed assistance to civil legal aid lawyers.