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Free student loan debt webinar on Jan. 17

How much student debt are you going to have after law school? The typical answer for a JD is "lots." Learn about the current landscape of paying for your education in "The World of Student Loan Debt: Understanding Options for You, Clients, and Employees." It's free to members of the ABA Law Student

Podcast: Why Washington should save Public Service Loan Forgiveness

ABA sues over Public Service Loan Forgiveness denials

Last year, the American Bar Association started a grassroots effort to save Public Service Loan Forgiveness for lawyers in public service and law students who planned to enter public service. Today, the ABA sued the Department of Education to honor PSLF benefits after they were retroactively denied to lawyers – including many attorneys

Donald Trump and Mike Pence

What the election results mean for student loan borrowers

It’s the political upset of the century, and this election is going to be studied by analysts and political scientists for years. But the reality is clear: Donald Trump has been elected the next President of the United States, and both houses of Congress will remain firmly in Republican control for the

Student Debt

7 reasons why this election matters for student loan borrowers

The presidential party conventions are over, and what seems like the “election that never ends” will actually be over in less than 100 days. A lot is being said about this election – that it’s the most important in a generation; that it could fundamentally change the United States and its

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Cuts

Will Public Service Loan Forgiveness be eliminated?

This is a question I’ve been getting a lot lately, and it’s no surprise. Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) is one of the most beneficial federal student loan programs available to borrowers, providing a critical safety net to people who work in generally lower-paying government and non-profit jobs that also

Podcast: Why Washington should save Public Service Loan Forgiveness

With your help, the ABA is working to save Public Service Loan Forgiveness

The ABA’s Governmental Affairs Office (GAO) was established in 1957 to monitor legislative action affecting lawyers. It has since evolved into a full-blown lobbying department with 10 federally registered lobbyists who actively advocate for the adoption of ABA policies by Congress and federal agencies. GAO uses the traditional tools of the

Podcast: Graham - 'a law license is an incredible thing to have'

Podcast: Graham - 'a law license is an incredible thing to have'

In July, the Law Student Podcast sat down with Sen. Lindsey Graham, who suspended his campaign for the Republican party presidential nomination today. He talked with hosts Fabiani Duarte and Madison Burke about his background and his thoughts on several topics in the law. Here's a sampling: On Public Service Loan

Podcast: Why Washington should save Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Podcast: Why Washington should save Public Service Loan Forgiveness

If you are in or plan to go into public service, you may have heard about public service loan forgiveness (PSLF for short). This economic incentive was intended to attract and keep employees in public sector positions such as district attorney or public defender by offering student loan forgiveness following