Graduation from a MN law school or from any ABA-accredited law school if employed at a qualified Minnesota agency.
Full-time employment in a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization as an attorney providing legal advice or representation to low-income clients based upon financial eligibility criteria or support services for this work.
A graduated income cap applies. For example, the gross income of an applicant with 0-2 years of experience in qualifying employment cannot exceed $55,000. Assets above a certain threshold will also be considered for all applicants.
Priority will be given for assistance with undergraduate and law school federal education loans, but other institutional loans used for education expenses may be covered. To preserve Public Service Loan Forgiveness, income-driven repayment and other federal protections, LRAP cautions against private loan consolidation of federal loans.
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LRAP awards are made through an open, competitive process. Applications are accepted twice per year in May and November.