The Chronicle of Higher Education
November 17, 2015
Little for Students in ‘Historic’ Settlement of Education Management Case
by Goldie Blumenstyk
In exchange for having broken laws, “the company agrees not to break the law going forward? None of this sounds like remedy to me,” said Toby Merrill, director of the Project on Predatory Student Lending, at Harvard Law School. “The company has taken billions of federal funding and distributed that to its executives and shareholders,” but students will see very little of it, Ms. Merrill said.
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LSC clinic student, Carys Johnson, presents to veterans about estate planning
On Monday, November 9, 2015, the Legal Services Center opened its doors to veterans from our community to serve dinner and provide a series of legal workshops on a range of topics relevant to veterans. Twelve Harvard Law students from the Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinic presented legal information and tips to attendees about estate planning, Ch. 115 state veterans benefits, VA benefits, and Social Security benefits. Approximately 30 local veterans and family members attended the event.
Rebecca Rattner, a second-year student in the clinic, worked with her fellow students to present about benefits available to veterans at the state level.
“I thought it was a really useful activity to engage the community and provide them with information about their rights and practical suggestions for how to advocate for themselves,”
Ms. Rattner said.
Staff from Boston and Bedford VA healthcare facilities helped to coordinate the event.
The event was part of a series of community legal education events known as the Peoples Law School, through which LSC staff and students periodically present legal workshops to community members. The next Peoples Law School event will be held in Spring 2016. For more details, you can contact us by email.