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Author: Valerie Chartier-Hogancamp

Valerie Chartier-Hogancamp Valerie Chartier-Hogancamp is a third-year law student at Florida State University College of Law. While at FSU Law, she has been a member of Law Review and the Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law. She is also a student ambassador and has been on the dean’s list every semester. Prior to law school, she was an environmental consultant. She is also married and has a four-year-old daughter.



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Graduating from law school debt-free

June 07, 2018

“Law school” and “debt-free” may seem like an oxymoron these days. Mainstream media and law school admissions blogs alike are filled with stories of newly-minted lawyers who are hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt and without an income adequate to pay off that debt. But I am here to tell you that it is not only possible—but entirely attainable—to graduate law school without any (or with only minimal) student loan debt.