LSC Hosts the DAV Distinguished Speaker Series on Veterans Treatment Courts

On November 9th, the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School will host the third annual Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Distinguished Speakers Series featuring Judge Robert Russell, founder of the nation’s first Veterans Treatment Court. Judge Russell’s lecture begins at 12pm in Ames Courtroom, in which he will reflect on his founding of the Court […]

LSC assists veterans at Greater Boston Stand Down

On Friday, Sept. 30th, attorneys, staff, students and volunteers from LSC attended the 2016 Greater Boston Stand Down.  Held annually, Stand Down is a one-day event during which homeless and at-risk veterans can connect with a wide range of local service providers.  The event was held in Dorchester in the parking lot of the IBEW […]

Lawsuit Against U.S. Departments of Education & Treasury

A former student of Everest Institute filed a lawsuit yesterday in federal court to challenge the government’s continued collection of defaulted federal student loans from low-income people who borrowed in order to attend a school operated by the disgraced and defunct Corinthian Colleges chain. The Project on Predatory Student Lending, part of the Legal Services Center […]

Silvia Vazquez Celebrates 25 Years with the Legal Services Center and Harvard Law School

“Good Morning, Legal Services!” Anyone who calls 617-522-3003 or walks into the waiting area of 122 Boylston Street is instantly greeted by the kind and welcoming Silvia Vazquez. Silvia wears many different hats at the Legal Services Center and assists every person who walks through our doors. This includes any clients, community members, or visitors […]

Project on Predatory Student Lending Comments on Proposed Borrower Defense Rule Proposed by the Department of Education

On August 1, 2016, the Project on Predatory Student Lending of the Legal Services Center, in partnership with the National Consumer Law Center, submitted comments on behalf of legal aid providers to the U.S. Department of Education about its proposed regulations on when and how defrauded student loan borrowers can obtain relief on the federal student loans they borrowed […]

Project on Predatory Student Lending Attorney Eileen Connor Wins Major Second Circuit Victory against the Department of Education

Project on Predatory Student Lending Attorney Eileen Connor won her appeal against the Department of Education, contending that it should stop trying to collect on loans given to students who attended schools operated by Wilfred American Educational Corporation (Wilfred) because the Department knew that Wilfred routinely lied about student loan eligibility. The case is Salazar […]

Press Coverage: Project on Predatory Student Lending Attorney Eileen Connor Featured in MarketWatch Article on Forced Arbitration

MarketWatch June 2, 2016 These Controversial Student Contracts May Soon Be Banned by Jillian Berman “The widespread use of arbitration clauses in enrollment agreements runs against the fundamental nature of higher education, Connor says. ‘No student is going to a school thinking ‘it is only a matter of time before I have a dispute that […]

The Project on Predatory Student Lending Welcomes New Team

The Project on Predatory Student Lending (PPSL) welcomes eight new members; five attorneys, two paralegal advocates, and one project manager have joined the team: Kelsey Barowich, Project Manager Alec Harris, Attorney and Fellow Jessica Jimenez, Paralegal Advocate Erica Kyzmir-McKeon, Attorney Deanne Loonin, Attorney Victoria Roytenberg, Attorney Amanda Mangaser Savage, Attorney and Fellow Marika O’Connor Grant, […]

Nagin Honored with Boston Bar Association’s Legal Services Award

Harvard Law School Clinical Professor Daniel Nagin received the Boston Bar Association’s John G. Brooks Legal Services Award during the Association’s annual Law Day Dinner on May 12. Nagin is the Vice Dean for Experiential and Clinical Education and serves as the faculty director of the WilmerHale Legal Services Center and the Veterans Legal Clinic at Harvard Law School. The award […]

Federal Tax Clinic Accomplishments

The Boston Bar Association recently interviewed Daniel Nagin, LSC’s Faculty Director, about the first year of the Tax Clinic at LSC.  Professor Nagin highlighted some of the Clinic’s accomplishments on behalf of low-income taxpayers, as well as the Clinic’s efforts to train private bar attorneys to provide pro bono assistance and increase access to justice.  […]