About Us

The Legal Services Center originated in 1979 with a commitment to combine education and service in the study of law.

Get Legal Help

The Legal Services Center has a long record of providing exemplary legal services to address the unmet needs of low-income families in Greater Boston.

Students & Clinics

The Legal Services Center provides students a singular opportunity to engage in hands-on learning within a community-based law firm.

News & Events

The Legal Services Center hosts a number of events for students, academics, potential clients, and the general public related to its areas of expertise.

  • Re-Writing the Rules on Loans and Debit Cards

    Toby Merrill, director of the Project on Predatory Student Lending, was selected as a negotiator by the Education Department as described in the Inside Higher Ed February 10, 2014 article “U.S. Selects Rules Panel for PLUS Loans, Debit Cards.” Toby was also mentioned in the February 12, 2014 MainStreet article “PLUS Loans, Campus Debit Card […]

  • Devanthéry Receives Award From Mass Lawyers Weekly

    Julia Devanthéry, staff attorney for the Mattapan Initiative, was named one of the exceptional “Up & Coming” Lawyers in Massachusetts by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Julia will receive the award on May 1, 2014 at the “Excellence in the Law” event.

  • Precedent-setting Decision in Favor of a Veteran

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims made a precedent-setting decision in favor of a veteran in a case argued by the Veterans Legal Clinic. More information about the case is available here.  Staff and students from the Veterans Legal Clinic argued the case on behalf of the veteran. For additional news coverage see […]