About Us

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

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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.

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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.

  • New York Times Calls Former ITT Students’ Legal Action ‘Gratifying’

    “It seems only right that victims of predatory for-profit education companies should have their student loans forgiven,” the article begins. It goes on to discuss the validity of students’ claims, their difficulty in getting debt relief, and the thousand of pages of “powerful testimony” submitted with the students’ complaint. As the article explains, the evidence shows “a pattern […]

  • Challenge to Secrecy of Recruitment Records from For-Profit Education Company

    The Project on Predatory Student Lending of the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School and Public Justice asked a federal judge on Friday, December 16, for access to documents that are likely to reveal for-profit college giant Education Management Corporation (EDMC)’s recruitment practices. A few years ago, the federal government, along with several states, sued EDMC, whose four […]

  • Class of Former ITT Students File 7.3 Billion Dollar Claim in ITT Bankruptcy

    On January 3, 2017, a group of former ITT Tech students moved to intervene in ITT’s bankruptcy proceedings in the Southern District of Indiana. They seek to act as representatives of hundreds of thousands who have been defrauded by ITT. Along with legal documents, the students filed over a thousand pages of first-hand accounts from […]