Debt relief expert to speak to students, alumni

Debt relief expert to speak to students, alumni

On Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Room 275, Isaac Bowers from Equal Justice Works will speak with Brandeis students, alumni and anyone else interested about student loan debt relief. Bowers is the director for Law School Engagement & Advocacy for the Washington, D.C.-based organization.

According to Laurel Hajek, Assistant Dean for Professional Development, he is the foremost authority for law students on the topic of debt relief.

This is the third year Bowers has spoken to students and will cover topics such as whether or not you should consolidate old debt, where to go, how to get started and other resources available for students and alumni.

“It’s a very confusing process and he takes a difficult topic and makes it easy. This is something everyone should know,” Hajek said.

Prior to his current position, Bowers was responsible for Equal Justice Works’ educational debt relief initiatives and wrote a weekly blog for U.S. News, conducted monthly webinars, advised employers, law schools and professional organizations, and worked with Congress and the Department of Education of federal legislations and regulations.

Prior to joining Equal Justice Works, he was a fellow at Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP in San Francisco. He received his J.D. from New York University School of Law.