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Harvard Law, Hoping Students Will Consider Public Service, Offers Tuition Break

Publication Date: 
March 18, 2008
Source: 
The New York Times
Author: 
Jonathan D. Glater

Dean Larry Kramer is quoted in The New York Times commenting on Harvard Law School's move to offer a tuition break to students who promise to work in public service for five years after graduating from law school:

“This is an interesting move,” Larry Kramer, dean of the law school at Stanford, said of the Harvard initiative. Compared with other loan repayment assistance programs, Mr. Kramer said, “It’s unclear whether it is more generous.”

It may be, he said, that loan forgiveness over a longer period of time may encourage more students to go into public service and stay there. He added that it would take time to see how students reacted to the program.