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 commemorated its 40th anniversary with an alumni event bringing together faculty, graduates, current students, and current and former staff.

  • The Legacy of John F. Cogan, Leader in Boston Legal & Philanthropic Communities

    LSC mourns the loss of John F. “Jack” Cogan ‘52, longtime champion of the Legal Services Center, who passed away in late January at age 93. Cogan, a Harvard Law graduate and former managing partner at Hale & Dorr (now WilmerHale) was known as much for his philanthropy as he was for his accomplishments as […]

  • LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic launches at Harvard Law School

    The Legal Services Center will be home to a new LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic headed by Alex Chen ’15, an HLS lecturer on law and clinical instructor.  The following was published by Harvard Law Today on January 28, 2020. Harvard Law School today announced the launch of the new LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic. The clinic will provide students […]

  • Dear Presidential Candidates: Yes, You Can Cancel All Student Debt on Day One

    Dear Presidential Candidates: Yes, You Can Cancel All Student Debt on Day One   With the presidential primaries now in full swing, the issue of the nation’s whopping $1.5 trillion in student loan debt – and whether to cancel it – has become a popular topic, highlighting a growing consensus that the current system of […]