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.

  • LSC Seeks Applicants for Public Interest Fellowship in Low-Income Taxpayer Advocacy

    Tax Law Fellowship Opportunity: The Legal Services Center (LSC) of Harvard Law School seeks to sponsor an applicant for the Christine A. Brunswick Public Service Fellowship offered by the ABA Section of Taxation. The Fellowship funds an attorney position for two years at the host organization and supports advocacy on behalf of low-income taxpayers. Graduating […]

  • Attorney Toby Merrill Quoted in Wall Street Journal on College Loans

    The Wall Street Journal September 12, 2014 Parents Poised to Gain Easier Access to College Loans by Josh Mitchell The Obama administration is moving to ease access to student loans for parents with damaged credit, a policy reversal that could saddle poor families with piles of debt but also boost college enrollment…Credit counselors say they […]

  • LSC Staffs Legal Assistance Tent at Stand Down Event for Homeless Veterans

    LSC staff and volunteers at Massachusetts Stand Down 2014.  Back row (L-R): Max Weinstein, Christopher Melendez, Daniel Nagin, Robert Proctor, Lisa Bernt, Nate Hennagin.  Front (L-R): Julie McCormack, Toby Merrill, Charlie Carriere, Steve Shay, Dehlia Umunna, Stephanie Davidson, Anuj Khetarpal, and Ashley Lewis.  Not pictured: Ellis Liang, Betsy Gwin, and Bill Lane. On August 22, […]