Public Interest Law Foundation To Host Nineteenth Annual Pledge Drive for the Loan Repayment Assistance Program

San Diego (March 2, 2017) - Student members of the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) at the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law are gearing up for their nineteenth annual spring pledge drive for the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP), taking place this year on March 20-25, 2017.

It is no secret that the salary difference between legal employment in the private sector versus public interest sector is often greater than $60,000 per year. In response to this disparity, the Loan Repayment Assistance Program was started in 1993 to help USD School of Law graduates repay their school loans if they choose a career in public interest law.

The annual LRAP pledge drive is the main source of income for the LRAP fund and every penny contributed to LRAP goes straight to USD School of Law graduates working in the public interest sector. This financial assistance is vital to ensuring that law school graduates are able to use the education and experience they have received at USD in the public interest sector.

Any gift made now until March 25 will go towards their drive, in addition to funds earned through PILF’s events during their pledge week, including a bingo tournament and raffle. Dean Stephen Ferruolo will match up to $15,000 raised for LRAP between now and March 25, 2017.

Please support the Loan Repayment Assistance Program and consider making a donation through USD's online giving webpage. 

About the University of San Diego School of Law

The University of San Diego (USD) School of Law is recognized for the excellence of its faculty, depth of its curriculum, and strength of its clinical programs. Each year, USD educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 35th nationally and 6th on the West Coast among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 24th nationally and 6th on the West Coast in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


Assistant Director, Law School Annual Giving Elyse Amberg


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