The nation’s first academic center focused solely on student debt and the law
The SBPC’s partnership with UC Irvine School of Law is bringing together leading consumer law scholars to develop a body of rigorous academic research on student loans. Through innovative, impactful scholarship and data-driven research, SLLI is exposing the breadth of the student debt crisis.
SLLI hosts events and convenings that provide opportunities to foster high-quality academic research on the student loan market. The events bring together scholars, researchers, and practitioners to address disparities in the market and protect borrowers with a strategic and coordinated approach.
Student Loan Policy and Litigation Colloquium
On October 4, 2019, SLLI convened leading legal scholars, student loan experts, and practitioners from across the country to share their work and shape the future of student loan research and litigation.
On February 21, 2020, legal scholars and advocates from around the country gathered at the campus of UCI School of Law for the first-ever law review symposium dedicated exclusively to the question of student loan law.
SLLI’s research program awards grants and utilizes proprietary data sets to support scholars and organizations whose research is providing policymakers and advocates with critical information for addressing the student debt crisis.
- Grant Program
SLLI’s research grants are awarded to experts across a wide range of fields to support their work.
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- Proprietary Data
SLLI has acquired two proprietary datasets to allow researchers to gain unique insight into the student debt crisis.
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Other SLLI Work
SLLI research informs and supports litigation, policy, and advocacy at SBPC and beyond.
UC Irvine Law Review Publishes Foundational Research to Address the Student Debt Crisis
SLLI is proud to join the UC Irvine Law Review in announcing the publication of the journal’s latest edition dedicated exclusively to exploring the intersection of student debt, consumer protection, and the law.
What Is “Credit”? AfterPay, Earnin’, and ISAs
Georgetown University Law Center Professor Adam Levitin highlights how new financial products designed for students are, in fact, “credit” under the law.
Professor Kate Sablosky Elengold of the North Carolina School of Law examines the importance of legal avenues for pursuing justice for student loan borrowers.
Why is the Department of Education Dragging its Feet on Debt Relief for Disabled Veterans?
Georgetown University Law Center Professor John Brooks examines why the Department of Education is dragging its feet on discharging the student loan debt of permanently disabled veterans.
A New Foundation of Scholarship to Protect Borrowers
The Student Loan Law Initiative is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between scholars and advocates to bring an end to the student debt crisis by creating a new foundation of legal scholarship that works for borrowers.