Veterans Legal Clinic Publishes Report, Files Rulemaking Petition on Access to the VA for Veterans with Bad-Paper Discharges

The Veterans Legal Clinic of the Legal Services Center, in partnership with Swords to Plowshares and the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP), published Underserved: How the VA Wrongfully Excludes Veterans with Bad Paper. The report finds that hundreds of thousands of veterans—including more than 125,000 Post-9/11 veterans—are being excluded from basic veteran services by [...]

Fourth Annual People’s Law School Community Legal Education Event on April 16th

The Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School presents The People’s Law School: Community Legal Education Workshops Saturday, April 16th, 2016 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm The People’s Law School is intended to educate and empower community members around every-day legal issues. You are welcome to attend up to three workshops.  Workshops include a presentation and question […]

Student Reflections on Working at LSC

In two recent posts on the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs’ Blog, former Estate Planning clinic students Stephanie Jimenez and Travis Leverett discuss their experiences working on estate planning issues. Read both Stephanie’s post, “Empowering clients through the Estate Planning Project“ and Travis’ post, “A reflection on my semester with the Estate Planning Project“. In addition, […]

Project Attorney Urges Department of Education to Prohibit For-Profit Colleges from Using Forced Arbitration to Hide Fraud and Deception of Students

Project on Predatory Student Lending Attorney Eileen Connor asked the Department of Education to use its current rulemaking process to prohibit colleges participating in the Federal Student Aid program from forcing students to settle disputes against the school through arbitration. Ms. Connor, along with Noah Zinner of Housing and Economic Rights Advocates, is representing the […]

Eileen Connor Joins the Project on Predatory Student Lending

The Legal Services Center welcomes Eileen Connor as Director of Litigation for the Project on Predatory Student Lending. Ms. Connor joins the Project with extensive litigation experience in the field of predatory student lending and in the public interest more generally. Most recently, she was a Senior Staff Attorney in the Special Litigation Unit of […]

LSC Students Present Oral Argument in Federal District Court

In a recent post on the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs’ Blog, students Emily Seelenfreund, J.D. ’17 and Myra Siddiqui,  J.D. ’17, discuss their experiences working in the Disability Litigation and Advocacy Clinic coordinated by Senior Clinical Instructor, Julie McCormack. Specifically, they express that “perhaps the most exciting part of our semester was the opportunity to represent a […]

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 […]