(Closed) Law School Bees- LRAP Help!

posted 6 years ago in College
Post # 3
13015 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m not an attorney, but my Fiance and most of his friends are.  You have to look carefully into the program, because they are very job specific.  A lot of people assume any government attorney position would satisyf the public interest criteria, but (1) it doesn’t apply to everyone, and (2) jobs that do qualify are really, really hard to get.

I don’t want to discourage you from your dream, but it’s really hard to bank on a repayment program that’s based on your post-law school employment.

Post # 4
231 posts
Helper bee


I would look into this as well. If you work in the public service (basically, any type of government entity or any other organization with 501c3 status), you make payments based on your income and the balance of your federal loans is forgiven after that. Important things to remember: if you’re married, you have to file separately, or else they consider your joint income when figuring the payment amounts. 

Post # 5
312 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It also depends on the school. Some schools are more relaxed in their definition of public interest. Either way, now is a TERRIBLE time to find ANY kind of legal employment. That Public Interest Job you crave and thought no one would want because of the lousy pay, 100 out-of-work lawyers are applying for that job.


I would hold off, law school will still be there in 3-4 years. Also, I would take LSAT courses and get as much financial aid as possible.


Best of Luck!

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