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.

40th Anniversary

On April 5, 2019, the Legal Services Center will commemorate its 40th anniversary with an alumni event bringing together faculty, graduates, current students, and current and former staff.

  • My Student Loan Truth: Theresa’s Brooks Institute Story

    When Theresa graduated from the Brooks Institute in 2006, she never imagined that she would find herself suing the U.S. Department of Education years later over her student loan debt. But after being cheated by her school and years of waiting for answers, she is a plaintiff in Sweet v DeVos – representing over 158,000 […]

  • Servicers Are Wrongly Denying Closed School Discharges to Art Institute of Phoenix Students. Why?

    In December 2018, scores of Art Institute campuses closed their doors. Before the closure, students got three options: (1) transfer to another Art Institute campus to complete their degree, (2) participate in a teach-out at a different school to complete their degree, or (3) request a closed school discharge of their federal student loans. Borrowers […]

  • A Simple Online Legal Tool Helps Reduce Poverty for Military Veterans

    The Veterans Legal Clinic at the WilmerHale Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School (LSC) is piloting a new technology tool to help fight poverty among the state’s most financially vulnerable military veterans and their dependents and survivors. The tool is designed to increase access to vital safety net benefits that can help reduce financial […]