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August 22, 2008

Student debt related podcast: interview of Heather Jarvis, Equal Justice Works

Meredith R. Miller, a Touro Law professor, runs The Slippery Slope, www.theslipperyslope.com, a "legal variety podcast," and she recently posted a podcast of her conversation with Heather Jarvis of Equal Justice Works (author of Financing the Future: Responses to the Rising Debt of Law Students (2006)) of interest to professors and students:

From The Slippery Slope's own overview of the interview:

Heather has been a tireless advocate for the new federal loan forgiveness law, the College Cost Reduction and Access Act ("CCRAA"), which was signed into law in September 2007. She is fluent in this complex rubric, and the interview is overflowing with indispensable information for anyone with student loan debt, anyone about to incur student loan debt, and anyone advising or mentoring someone with student loan debt.

The podcast can be found here and more information on Heather Jarvis is here, and CCRAA info is here

UPDATE: Equal Justice Works launched a blog this week, http://equaljusticeworks.wordpress.com/, and it has new information on the Higher Education Authorization and Opportunity Act of 2008, which was signed into law on August 14 and created 4 new loan forgiveness programs that will benefit public interest lawyers.

-Thanks to Aaron Pickering with EJW for the update heads up, and as an editorial note, I am now with EJW's National Advisory Committee, E.R. erosser@wcl.american.edu

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Thanks for picking this up. We just launched a blog this week at Equal Justice Works and there is information on the new Higher Education Reauthorization and College Opportunity Act of 2008 (H.R. 4137) located there as well. It creates four new loan forgiveness and repayment programs that benefit public interest lawyers.

Posted by: Aaron | Aug 22, 2008 8:55:35 AM

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