Today’s graduates carry higher levels of educational debt than previous generations. The mortgage-sized debt burdens of law school graduates have far-reaching effects that harm the legal profession and our justice system.
External Links & Resources:
- Average Amount Borrowed for Law School (2001-2006) from the American Bar Association Section on Legal Education
- Quick Facts on Student Debt from the Project on Student Debt
- National Consumer Law Center’s Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project is a resource for borrowers who want to know more about their options and rights
- Student Debt Podcast Series: stream, download or subscribe for tips and tools on coping with student debt.
- Student Debt Forum: a place to post questions, receive answers, and join discussions with others concerned about student debt.
- Financing the Future: Responses to the Rising Debt of Law Students a study detailing the characteristics of loan repayment assistance programs.
- The Equal Justice Works Guide to Law Schools a free interactive online resource of public service opportunities, curricula and financial programs at more than 150 law schools in the United States.