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RWU Law had an 86% pass rate for the 2012 Rhode Island bar exam for all first time test takers, 5% higher than the state average.

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Public Interest LRAP

Roger Williams University School of Law Public Interest Loan Repayment Assistance Program

Thanks to the generosity of Roger Williams University, and Jack and Sara McConnell, we began our program for the graduates of 2008, and are excited to continue the program. Applications for 2015-2016 will be available beginning in February 2015 with a due date of April 15th, 2015.

We want to thank our alumni in public interest who paved the way for this important program.  Many public interest student leaders and alumni worked hard to make this program a reality, and without their commitment, dedication, and advocacy, this program would not exist.  In recognition of these outstanding alumni efforts, Dean Logan created an annual “Public Service Alumni Award” which is presented at our annual Feinstein Reception in Providence each April.

In addition to the RWU Law Public Interest Loan Repayment Assistant Program, the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, signed into law in 2008, created a federal public service loan forgiveness program.  This program provides cancellation of debt for graduates who have federal student loans and work for 10 years in the public interest.  Our program is intended to help alumni who may not necessarily work continuously in the public sector for ten years.  Equal Justice Works and The Project on Student Dept have the most comprehensive website with updates, information, and guidance about the law.  Equal Justice Works provides frequent webinars about public interest loan forgiveness – including other federal initiatives – so please spend some time learning the most up-to-date information.