UCLA School of Law has established the Loan Repayment Assistance Program to increase the ability of its J.D. graduates to pursue public service legal careers. The Program seeks to address the increasing debt burdens facing many students and the implications of such burdens on students' ability to pursue relatively low-paying public service work.
Under the UCLA LRAP, graduates can apply to have a portion - and, in some cases, all - of the debt service on loans they incurred while at UCLA School of Law subject to a forgivable loan from the School. To qualify for such support, graduates must be employed in a public service capacity that makes substantial use of legal skills. Graduates can seek assistance each year for a period of up to 10 years.