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.

  • Disability Rights Advocate and LSC Alum Haben Girma on making her way in the world with help from her guide dog

    This piece, by disability rights advocate and LSC Alum Haben Girma, was published by the Washington Post on August 7, 2019. Girma is the author of “Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law.”  My guide dog crossed the street, then jerked to a halt. “Mylo, forward.” My left hand held the leather harness that […]

  • Student Loan Truth: Jessica’s Art Institute Story

    Jessica is a plaintiff in the lawsuit Sweet v DeVos, in which she and six other former for-profit college students are suing the U.S. Department of Education and Secretary Betsy DeVos, seeking to force the agency to follow the law and issue the debt relief to which the former students are entitled. The plaintiffs are […]

  • LSC Hosts Samaritans Inc. for Presentation on Suicide Prevention

    Written by: Ellie Schelleng It may be no exaggeration to say we are experiencing a suicide epidemic. Suicide is increasing at an alarming rate and, as a result, we are living in a time of heightened awareness. According to the CDC, suicide rates have increased in nearly every state from 1999 to 2016. In half […]