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Message to Loan Repayment Assistance Program Supporters

Oregon Law’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program needs your support more than ever. Given the increasing cost of attending law school (current in-state tuition is now over $29,000), an extremely tight job market, and a graduate base that accepts public service careers at nearly twice the national average, Oregon Law’s LRAP fund needs to grow significantly.

Without a doubt, LRAP-funded graduates benefit organizations that help the underserved, enabling more at-risk individuals to receive legal assistance. And, in many cases, LRAP support is the safety net that literally enables a graduate to remain employed in public service. Please visit the LRAP website to read the stories from LRAP’s 2013 recipients.

Oregon Law’s graduates pursue public service careers at a level well above the national average of 25%; from the classes of 2005-12, an average of 47% of Oregon Law graduates accepted public service positions. Some additional facts:

  • 56% of members of the Class of 2012 accepted public service positions
  • The average indebtedness of the Class of 2012 was: $101,169
  • The average indebtedness of the Class of 2013 was: $104,775
  • Since 2006, LRAP has provided funding for 40 graduates
  • In 2014: 18 Applicants/14 Awards

Average indebtedness of funded 2014 applicants: $133,623
Average indebtedness of unfunded 2014 applicants: $155,826

  • In 2013: 9 Applicants/9 Awards

Average indebtedness of funded 2013 applicants: $132,869
Average indebtedness of unfunded 2013 applicants: N/A

Our LRAP Recipients work for a range of employers and causes:

  • Legal Aid (4)
  • Traditional legal services (2)
  • Medical-legal partnership (1)
  • Domestic Violence advocacy (1)
  • Prosecuting Attorney (sex offenders) (1)
  • Public Interest Environmental Attorneys (3)
  • Indigent Defense (2)
  • International Human Rights (1)
  • Judicial Clerkship (1)

Please join our honored LRAP donor base. Your contributions make public service careers possible for graduates like Ana Mamani, who tells us:

“As a new attorney, I was struggling with the decision of having a job I love and having a job that could pay the bills. The UO LRAP has given me the chance to continue in the job that I love by reducing my financial burden to an extent. I am appreciative of the UO LRAP because it has helped me continue my chosen path.”

For additional information about Oregon Law’s LRAP program, please contact Jane Steckbeck, or make an online donation to LRAP. For information on additional donor opportunities, contact Jake Logan.


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