Managing Student Loans in Bankruptcy

Webinar Date: 
July 18, 2017
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There is $1.3 trillion in outstanding student loan debt. Many of these students turn to bankruptcy lawyers as their best hope for relief. Student loan analysis is vital to a successful bankruptcy practice. This webinar is geared to bankruptcy practitioners and those interested in student loan law.

What You Will Learn

  • How to address all student loans in bankruptcy
  • How undue hardship is not the ONLY avenue to discharge student loans
  • How to use bankruptcy as a management tool


Mr. Rausa received his law degree from Western Sierra Law School in 1989. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1993 and began his own general civil litigation practice. Prior to focusing solely on bankruptcy law, he practiced personal injury and medical malpractice. Soon thereafter, he worked eight years for a consumer bankruptcy law firm before breaking out on his own in 2002. Mr. Rausa is an experienced student loan lawyer. He has represented dozens of student loan borrowers in the management and administrative discharge of student loans. He has also assisted student loan borrowers in the rehabilitation of defaulted student loans as well as the consolidation and acceptance into income-driven repayment plans.


"Clear and useful information that can be put to use immediately. Well done!"

"This program, featuring student loan expert D.J. Rausa, is detailed and comprehensive, and will be extremely helpful to my work in counseling debtors with student loans."


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