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Sunday, March 24, 2013

State to Pay 90% of Law School Tuition for 16 Graduates Who Work in Underserved Areas

South Dakota LogoOn Thursday, South Dakota enacted HB 1069, which provides funding to repay law school tuition to 16 attorneys who agree to work for five years in rural counties in the state.  Qualifying attorneys will receive annual payments over the five years of 90% of the resident tuition and fees at the University of South Dakota School of Law on July 1, 2013. The law excludes any lawyer who "has previously participated in the program, or any other state or federal scholarship, loan repayment, or tuition reimbursement program that obligates the person to provide attorney services within an underserved area."

(Hat Tip: Roger Baron, Allison Christians.)

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Would this program basically be underwriting those lawyers starting their own practice in underserved areas or would it involve placement in some kind of Legal Aid or similar?

Posted by: Cassady Toles | Mar 25, 2013 12:50:44 PM