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Obama to revise student loan repayment?

January 26, 2010 On January 25, 2010, President Obama announced his plan to improve Income-Based Repayment (IBR), a provision under the College Cost Reduction and Access Act that provides relief for those with high student debt.   IBR allows for much reduced monthly student loan payments for those with high de Read More

Representing youth in New York

January 25, 2010 Michael Pope (Brooklyn Law School, '10) has been awarded a 2010 Equal Justice Works fellowship at Youth Represent in New York.  Sponsored by Morrison & Foerster LLP, Michael will help youth affected by the criminal justice system overcome their experience and re-enter society. Listen to a Brooklyn Law podcast with Michael about his upcoming fellowship. Read More

Public defenders crushed under weight of caseloads

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Responding to the crisis in Haiti

January 15, 2010 To my friends in the legal community, Tens of thousands of Haitians are struggling to survive and recover from the devastating earthquake that occurred on January 13. Right now, Haitians need significant humanitarian aid and assistance in order to recover and rebuild. Read More

CNN: From sex abuse victim to legal advocate

January 14, 2010 Equal Justice Works Alumna Wynona Ward, who launched Have Justice, Will Travel as part of her fellowship, continues the program to this day. Read More

Department of Education makes it easier to lower student loan payments

January 14, 2010 In today’s economy, many are struggling to repay student loans.  Fortunately, recent improvements in federal law can substantially reduce monthly student loan payments. Read More

Will foster children be denied benefits in CA?

January 13, 2010 A  new policy by the California Department of Social Services could unfairly terminate benefits for hundreds of former foster children, according to Equal Justice Works Alumna Fiza Quraishi (Class of 2007). In an article for the National Center for Youth Law, Fiza describes one client, Joseph, who had been removed from his parents' home and had been living with his grandmother.  His grandmother, who cared for both Joseph and his sister, depended on cash benefits i Read More

How much debt will you have when you graduate?

January 6, 2010 1/3 of law students expect to graduate with 120k in debt, according to an ABA Journal article summarizing results of the new Law School Survey of Student Engagement. Read More

Students bring legal services to Houston & Rio Grande Valley

December 30, 2009 This post was written by Tina Fernandez, Director of Pro Bono Programs at the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law. Read More
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