Loan Repayment Assistance

Many Loyola College of Law graduates devote their careers to public service work as advocates for traditionally underserved communities. Given a significant law school debt burden, such careers might not be feasible without some form of assistance. Since 1991, the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) has tried to address this problem and remains committed to furthering its goal of providing quality legal assistance to communities throughout the country. 

Graduates employed as full-time attorneys in government or nonprofit positions may apply for the Loan Repayment Assistance Program. Employment in private law firms, teaching positions, etc. do not qualify under program guidelines. The Center distributes applications each August with a deadline in mid-September.

The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center gratefully acknowledges the generous financial support from John and June Makdisi and the Kendall Vick Public Law Foundation. Using all sources of funding, since 1991, the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center granted over 800 awards totaling more than 2.5 million dollars.

For additional information, please contact: Christina Luwisch, 7214 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118, (504) 861-5762,