January 10, 2007 10:08 Age: 7 yrs

The Value of Service: LRAP Helps Students and Graduates Pursuing Public Interest Work

The Emory University School of Law is pleased to announce that details on the new Loan Repayment Assistance Program plan for 2007 are available for members of the classes of 2004 – 2006. Enhancements for this year’s plan include an increased benefit for program participants.

“Our Loan Repayment Assistance Program is a vital component of Emory Law’s thriving public interest program,” said Dean David Partlett. “This year, we are able to increase the LRAP benefits to graduates who have accepted lower-paying, public interest positions.”

Graduates may participate in the plan provided they meet LRAP requirements and that their income, as defined by the plan, is $48,000 or less. Emory Law’s LRAP program is made possible by the generous fund raising efforts of students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

“Since our founding, Emory Law has maintained a dedication to service,” Partlett said. “By offering our graduates this assistance, they are able to continue that tradition through positions in public interest areas. Our ultimate goal is to provide support to all of our graduates with educational debt who choose careers in public service.”

The deadline for members of the classes of 2004 – 2006 to apply for the LRAP is February 15, 2007. Details about the program, including the Plan Description and a list of frequently asked questions are available online.

To support Emory Law’s LRAP program, you may make an online donation. Please be sure to specify to direct your gift to the “Law School Loan Repayment Assistance Program.”

About Emory Law
The Emory University School of Law is nationally and internationally recognized for its commitment to the legal profession as a service profession, for its emphasis on teaching the practice of law as well as the study of law, and for its premier centers of excellence. The School of Law reflects the essential role of service through providing opportunities for students to work in the public sector or private nonprofit sectors, a loan repayment assistance program and scholarship assistance, and instruction in the practice of law through outstanding programs in Trial Techniques, Intellectual Property, Child Advocacy and Environmental Law. The School of Law inspires and supports interdisciplinary, integrative, and international centers of excellence that include Law and Religion, International Law, Feminist Jurisprudence, and Legal Theory.

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