The DePaul law community shows continued support for the Vincentian values of service, community and social justice by offering financial reprieve to select law alumni who have dedicated their careers to public service.Through the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP), graduates working in public interest law are eligible for forgivable loans to help ease the burden of law school debt. Currently, alumni may receive up to five LRAP awards. Recipients forego potentially hefty paychecks to instead serve the greater good, providing equal access to the law for the disadvantaged by investing their energy into public interest legal work.
“Public interest attorneys are the ones who make sure that justice isn’t just for the wealthy, that it is a right in our country, and that the system is accessible to everyone,” says Shaye Loughlin (’06), associate director of the Center for Public Interest Law (CPIL), which administers LRAP. “It’s a core value of our society and our world.”