Outline of changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program

October 14, 2021

INSIDE HIGHER ED — A federal loan forgiveness program known for its ineffectiveness will undergo major reforms over the next year, the Department of Education announced Wednesday. The overhaul is intended to fulfill a “largely unmet” promise to wipe away the student debt of teachers, military service members and others working in the public sector. Most of….

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What Public Service Loan Forgiveness changes mean for lawyers

October 14, 2021

REUTERS — Public interest lawyers and legal educators are hoping an overhaul of the government’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program announced this week will help many more attorneys discharge their outstanding loan debts. “These changes should have happened 14 years ago—they are way overdue—and they are wonderful,” said Georgetown University law professor Philip Schrag. “They will certainly….

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American Council on Education statement on Public Service Loan Forgiveness changes

October 14, 2021

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION — ​“Today’s announcement by Secretary of Education Cardona fulfills a promise the nation made to forgive the student loans of tens of thousands of individuals who have dedicated years to public service. This is long overdue. The Biden administration inherited a Public Service Loan Forgiveness program that has failed over multiple administrations….

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Boston University Law partners with Center for Antiracist Research on research projects

October 14, 2021

BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW — Over the summer, Gabriela Rosario (’23), Alexandra Stanley (’22), and a handful of other BU Law students had the opportunity to advocate for the right of people who have been falsely accused of crimes to pursue civil rights claims against the police or other government officials. The team of students conducted….

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Fordham Law hosts President of Slovenia for speech on elections and democracy

October 13, 2021

FORDHAM LAW NEWS — President Borut Pahor of Slovenia made a special visit to Fordham Law School on September 22 during his brief stay in New York City for the 76th session of the UN General Assembly. Dean Matthew Diller and Joseph Landau, associate dean for academic affairs, greeted President Pahor at the Lincoln Center campus. “It was….

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UNLV Law immigration clinic looks to expand services

October 12, 2021

LAS VEGAS SUN — At the UNLV Immigration Clinic, law students assist staff attorneys in local deportation cases involving unaccompanied children and those in detention. New funding from the Clark County Commission will boost these services further, strengthening a vital resource during a pandemic that has disproportionately impacted undocumented immigrants. The $500,000 granted to the clinic will be….

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University of the Pacific McGeorge Law opens clinic for formerly incarcerated individuals experiencing homelessness

October 12, 2021

UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC — A new clinic created by the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law is the nation’s first to provide legal services to formerly incarcerated individuals experiencing homelessness. The Homeless Advocacy Clinic is just the fourth legal clinic at a California university to help homeless clients – joining programs at UCLA, University….

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University of Wisconsin Law announces state democracy research initiative

October 12, 2021

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MADISON LAW SCHOOL — “If we want to preserve and improve state democracy, we have to first understand it,” said Associate Professor of Law Miriam Seifter in a recent podcast interview. The Law School’s newly launched State Democracy Research Initiative, which Seifter co-directs with Associate Professor of Law Robert Yablon, is an effort….

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UIC Law Fair Housing Clinic honored by Illinois State Bar Association for excellence in legal education

October 5, 2021

UIC LAW — The Illinois State Bar Association has awarded UIC Law’s Fair Housing Legal Clinic its 2021 Illinois State Bar Association’s Excellence in Legal Education Award, which honors a law school program that emphasizes real world skills for students. UIC Law’s Fair Housing Legal Clinic was nominated for the award by Charles Perkins (‘15), a compliance….

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University of Miami Law immigration clinic helps overturn discriminatory Florida law in federal court

October 5, 2021

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF LAW — Miami Law’s commitment to immigration law and human rights law is center stage. A federal court ruled recently that key sections of Florida’s anti-sanctuary law violate the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution, delivering a decision that strikes a major blow to the state’s anti-immigrant policymakers and a….

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