Sunday, March 24, 2013
On 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.)
- National Law Journal, South Dakota Offers Subsidies to Lure Lawyers to its Small Towns
- New York Times, No Lawyer for Miles, So One Rural State Offers Pay