Duke Law School has a loan assistance program under which qualifying graduates receive help in paying a percentage of their educational loan repayments. The program has two goals: to help enable graduates to select their employment without having options precluded because of financial impossibility, and to encourage Duke Law graduates to choose public interest careers. The faculty recognizes that the legal community has a responsibility to provide services to people who cannot otherwise afford representation. The program has been adopted in the hope that it may help remove an obstacle to providing such valuable assistance.
Despite the relatively small size of its student body, Duke Law School is one of the top ten law schools in expenditures on loan assistance among the 50 law schools with a loan assistance program, and was one of the early law schools to adopt a program, doing so in 1988.
For more information about the program, contact the Office of Financial Aid, Duke Law School, Box 90363, Durham, NC 27708-0363, phone (919) 613-7025, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students who have questions about their individual situation should see John Ahlers, Director of Financial Aid. View the Loan Repayment Assistance Policy.