Attorney, Project on Predatory Student Lending
Deanne Loonin joined the Legal Services Center as an attorney in 2016. Deanne is the founder and former Director of the National Consumer Law Center’s Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project. She is the primary author of the first five editions of NCLC’s Student Loan Law and numerous policy papers and reports on student assistance topics. She created and maintains the Student Loan Borrower Assistance website. Deanne has advocated for low-income student loan borrowers before Congress, state, and federal administrative agencies, including Department of Education rulemaking sessions, and in other forums. Prior to joining NCLC, Deanne was an attorney at Bet Tzedek Legal Services in Los Angeles.