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.

  • Learning by Doing: A Student’s Perspective from LSC’s Safety Net Project

    By Bryan Sohn Before law school, I spent four years working in the education and non-profit world. By the end of my 1L year, I was feeling frustrated about being trapped in the “HLS bubble.” Without a doubt, my courses were fascinating and my professors wonderful. But I felt disconnected. And so I decided to […]

  • Mayor Pete Answers My Question About Predatory For-Profit Colleges

    Last Saturday, I went to a town hall in New Hampshire hoping for the opportunity to ask Pete Buttigieg one question: Would he encourage his education department to cancel federal student debt from predatory for-profit colleges? I wanted to ask him this question because, in addition to being a 2020 presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg is the mayor […]

  • 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 […]