College of Law offers loan repayment assistance

The UT College of Law is again offering financial assistance to graduates who work in public interest law and need help repaying their college debts.

Through the Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP), the college annually provides financial support specifically for those employed in legal positions that benefit non-profit organizations, or local, state or federal government entities.

In order to qualify, applicants must be a graduate of or a current student at the UT College of Law and must remain continuously employed in the field of public interest law for at least one year after receiving support.

“It’s one of the highlights we offer this time of the year to learn about some of the outstanding work our students are doing and review applications of those who are serving these critical positions in their communities,” College of Law Interim Dean Doug Blaze said. “Our graduates’ work is so impressive, and we are happy to be able to support them with the help of Baker Donelson. Without the firm’s support, this wouldn’t be possible.”  

Applicants must meet a number of criteria in order to qualify for assistance through the program. Those whose employment involves legal representation of financially challenged and historically under-represented clients are particularly encouraged to apply.

The application is available online and the deadline to apply is April 30.