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Any graduate of the College of Law who works in a law-related public interest job may apply for an LRAP award and recipients are chosen by a committee comprised of faculty, staff, students and alumni. In making its selections, the LRAP Committee gives priority to candidates who demonstrate the most significant commitment to public interest work as well as the greatest financial need. In particular, the Committee seeks to fund applicants who provide legal services to underserved, low-income or disadvantaged individuals or groups.
New application requirement: Please note the LRAP committee has added a salary cap for the Loan Repayment Assistance Program. To qualify and remain eligible for LRAP, the graduate must earn a total salary of less than $75,000.
LRAP applications should be submitted to the CPIL office and must be postmarked by the date that taxes are due for the calendar year. See below for the application form, a checklist of all application materials and a statement that describes the program's requirements and guiding principles.
Application Form (2021)Application ChecklistRequirements and Guiding Principles
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