LRAP provides assistance to JD graduates who are employed on a full-time, paid basis (must be receiving a W-2 form from your employer) in a law-related capacity by a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, non-profit international organization, or by a federal, state, local or tribal government agency. (JD degree must be preferred or required.) Some examples of eligible employment include:
- Asylum Aid
- The Children’s Law Center
- Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc.
- Legal Aid
- Public Defender Offices
- Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
- Rocky Mountain Legal Defense Fund
- District Attorney
- County Prosecutor
Judicial clerkships are NOT considered to be eligible employment for LRAP since they are not necessarily part of a public service track. Law Fellows who are enrolled as students are also NOT eligible for LRAP since their student loans are not in an eligible repayment status. However, a graduate participating in a judicial clerkship or law fellowship which prevents the submission of an application within the two-year window may be granted a one-time extension until the next application deadline.