« on: January 02, 2008, 09:17:32 PM »
The poster who indicated that this law will probably benefit more grads from non-top 14 schools was right on target - most other schools don't have adequate LRAPs right now.
As for the person who said, I will believe it when I see it: you are seeing it. This is LAW now. Do you mean that you are waiting to be a follower and see how someone else handles their debt under this law? ;-)
For those who are interested: Philip Schrag wrote a Hofstra Law Review article on this topic, to be published very soon. You can access it on SSRN or via the Equal Justice Works website.
The purpose of this law wasn't to lure people away from BIGLAW; the purpose was to help those who wanted to work in public interest but were either suffering low standards of living to do so, or who were choosing more lucrative positions for strictly financial reasons. No one is going to get rich providing legal services to low income people, but with help from this law, they can stop living like students while working as attorneys.