I haven't been planning on doing govt or public interest work straight out of law school, but you never know... I do want to keep an open mind. I've been leaning towards DePaul lately - but I am concerned about them not having a LRAP set up...
(that's--- loan - repayment - assistance - program --- i take it the terms really vary with each school, but generally, they pay (or at least help to pay) your bills if you're making less than 40K a year and meet the other terms needed to qualify
IF ANYONE CAN SHED ADDITIONAL LIGHT ON THESE PROGRAMS IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!
The thing is they vary so wildly school to school it's hard to say. I have spent a lot of time looking into these because I am planning on gov't work. You should ask any school you're considering the tough questions. I called up the financial aid office and asked 2 questions after I could not find it in all the fine print.
Also, many schools (Georgetown for me) seem to try to make it sound so complicated that you'll have no idea what it takes to qualify. It's a confusing thing but call the school and get real information.