Loan Repayment Assistance Program

For graduates who accept public interest employment and who earn less than $70,000 per year, Notre Dame Law School will provide assistance to help meet their J.D. educational loan payments. Since the Loan Repayment Assistance Program's inception, every applicant who met the program's criteria has received funding.

Notre Dame Law School is proud to have a generous Loan Repayment Assistance Program to help J.D. graduates who are beginning legal careers in public interest and public service.

LRAP is designed to ensure that J.D. graduates with law school loans are financially able to work in the nonprofit sector, government, policy advocacy, human rights, and other fields where lawyers make valuable contributions but are often paid lower salaries. Notre Dame has a history of encouraging its graduates to use their education for the public good – it’s a responsibility that flows directly from the University’s Catholic mission.

Under LRAP, the Law School loans its J.D. graduates money to help them repay qualifying educational loans from law school. LRAP then forgives those loans over a period of time. Since the Law School created the program in 2001, it has disbursed more than $3 million to graduates who have worked in a wide variety public interest and public service positions in the United States and abroad.

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