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.

  • Innocent Spouse Relief in a Tax Case

    By: Oladeji M. Tiamiyu J.D. ’20 Tim* never could imagine how complicated his taxes would become. A disabled veteran following physical injuries from military service, Tim found a steady job. He later discovered his former wife embezzled a large sum of money from her employer. Embezzlement, though illegal, is subject to similar tax requirements as […]

  • Harvard Gazette: LSC puts compassion into action

    By Clea Simon. Published by the Harvard Gazette on April 11, 2019.  Photos by Heratch Ekmekjian. “Reaching out to others is how you find out who you really are,” said Daniel Nagin, vice dean of experiential and clinical education and faculty director of the WilmerHale Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School (HLS). He was […]

  • The Department of Education Is Still Trying to Take Students’ Tax Returns

    The rights of more than 100,000 borrowers are affected by this court ruling. Update, March 28, 2019: Even after a federal judge told it to stop, the Department of Education is still trying to get away with stealing students’ tax refunds. Five months ago, the court told the Department that it must stop using this […]