This is actually a huge deal for those of us in the public sector. Maybe I won't be 60 by the time I can afford another vacation.
Many people who take the public interest jobs aren't taking them because they can't find other employment. They're taking them because that is the area of law where they want to practice. $10K a year may not mean much in your life, but it's significant for a lot of people. Not all schools have LRAPs. Sometimes, when they do have LRAPs, there can be some fairly limiting restrictions.This sounds like a good thing.
Even if they pay 10k a year for six years, a public defender is probably only making 40k a year. How helpful is this bill really going to be? You could easily make 50k+ in private practice.Not to mention that many schools already offer similar repayment assistance plans if you are a public defender.
Quote from: sarahlina on June 01, 2007, 10:19:31 AMThis is actually a huge deal for those of us in the public sector. Maybe I won't be 60 by the time I can afford another vacation.definitely huge news... I wasn't a poli sci major... so the House passes the bill, but it still has to clear the senate and bushie has to sign it, right? Just asking, is it law yet or not?