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November 12, 2011

ABA President Robinson Commends Obama Administration on Student Loan Relief

The _ commends President Obama and his administration for providing students and recent graduates with loan repayment assistance.  Moving up the deadline by which some can obtain Income-Based Repayment relief, and allowing certain loans to be consolidated with a lower interest rate, can help alleviate the loan burdens many students face after graduation.

Along with the president, the ABA recognizes that many graduates are struggling to find gainful employment in the current economic downturn.  Since the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act was signed into law last year, we have encouraged advancement of the IBR modification date, among other suggestions designed to help law students.  We look forward to continuing to work on loan assistance matters with this administration and with Congress.

With nearly 400,000 members, the _ is the world’s largest voluntary professional membership organization. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

Please click here for a bio and photo of Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III, president of the _.