Press Coverage: Little for Students in ‘Historic’ Settlement of Education Management Case, Chronicle of Higher Education

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 […]

Clinic students present legal workshops for veterans

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 […]

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus Delivers 2015 DAV Lecture

  On Thursday, October 22, 2015, U.S. Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, delivered the 2015 Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Distinguished Lecture at Harvard Law School. The event was cohosted by the Veterans Legal Clinic at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School’s Armed Forces Association. Secretary Mabus highlighted our […]

Clinical Instructor, Julia Devanthéry Joins the Boston Bar Foundation Board of Trustees

The Boston Bar Foundation, the charitable affiliate of the Boston Bar Association, is pleased to announce three new additions to its Board of Trustees for the 2015 – 2016 year. The Board of Trustees oversees the Foundation, which supports the pro bono and public service projects of the Boston Bar Association and works to expand […]

Congrats to Maureen McDonagh, Top Woman in the Law!

Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly has named Managing Attorney and Director of the Housing Clinic, Maureen McDonagh, one of its 2015 Top Women in the Law. She was honored for her achievements in teaching and advocacy at a ceremony in Boston on October 28, 2015.

LSC Volunteers at Stand Down Event for Veterans

On Friday, August 28, 2015, attorneys and volunteers from the Legal Services Center participated in Massachusetts Stand Down 2015 and provided free legal assistance to scores of homeless and at-risk veterans. Stand Down, organized by the New England Center for Homeless Vets, is a day-long event that provides an opportunity for veterans who are homeless […]

Two Project on Predatory Student Lending Alumni Testify to Department of Education

Two alumni of the Project on Predatory Student Lending testified to the Department of Education in support of the rights of borrowers treated unfairly by for-profit colleges to a fair, effective, and efficient process to get their federal student loans discharged. Over the past two weeks the Department held hearings in Washington, D.C. and San […]

LSC Attorney Advocates for Loan Cancellation for Student Loan Borrowers Defrauded by For-Profit Schools

In a recent Huffington Post article, Toby Merrill, Director of LSC’s Project on Predatory Student Lending, said the Department of Education’s oversight of the failed and now-bankrupt Corinthian Colleges “represents ‘a massive failure in terms of oversight of federal funds and programs funded by [taxpayers].’”

LSC Seeks Clinic Attorney for Consumer Law/Predatory Lending Clinic

We are now accepting applications for a clinic attorney in our Consumer Law/Predatory Lending Clinic.  The attorney will engage in both defensive and affirmative litigation, will work closely with colleagues and law students, and will engage with community partners and client groups. The position represents a unique opportunity to join Harvard Law School’s clinical program, […]

Federal Tax Clinic Open House and Luncheon

To help introduce the Federal Tax Clinic to the community, we are hosting an open house, catered lunch, and informational session at the Legal Services Center’s office in Jamaica Plain on Wednesday, July 29th, from 12:00-1:00pm. This event is for service providers who work with veterans, immigrant communities, low-income populations, VITA programs, and/or economic empowerment […]