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.  […]

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, […]