The Texas Access to Justice Commission created the Texas Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program (Texas SLRAP) in 2003 to assist attorneys who choose to pursue careers in legal aid in Texas. Low salaries coupled with high student loan debt make it difficult or impossible for lawyers to accept employment at legal aid or stay in those jobs long term. The Texas SLRAP is a critical part of increasing access to justice for low income individuals.
The Texas Access to Justice Foundation administers and funds the program.
For information about the program guidelines and how to apply, see the Texas Access to Justice Foundation website.
Baylor Law has partnered with TAJF to pioneer a matching program in conjunction with TAJF's Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program. Baylor will now match the award made by TAJF to all Baylor Law graduates for a combined award of up to $800 per month. For more information, contact Dean Jackson.