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 […]

LSC Welcomes T. Keith Fogg, Visiting Professor and Federal Tax Clinic Director

The Legal Services Center welcomes T. Keith Fogg as Visiting Professor of Law and Director of the Federal Tax Clinic. Professor Fogg is the preeminent tax clinician in the country and the leading voice on tax law, procedure, and policy for low-income taxpayers. The Federal Tax Clinic represents taxpayers in IRS controversies. Students in the […]

Free SNAP/Food Stamps Workshop at LSC

Come join us every Thursday from 1-2pm for free workshops on SNAP/Food Stamps Benefits! Please call the Legal Services Center at (617) 522-3003 to reserve one of twelve slots for each session. For more information, click here!

Research Position, Project on Predatory Student Lending

The Project on Predatory Student Lending seeks to hire one or more attorneys or upper-level law students to provide research support to the Project on Predatory Student Lending, which represents low-income student loan borrowers in claims against for-profit colleges for unfair and deceptive practices. The Project, founded in 2012, is part of LSC’s Predatory Lending Clinic. To […]

LSC Student Reflects on Advocacy on Behalf of Veterans

In a recent post on the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs’ Blog, a former student from the Veterans Legal Clinic reflected on her experiences advocating on behalf of veterans.  Part of her post focused on the advocacy the Clinic is doing related to the problem of military sexual trauma: I spent half of […]

Legal Services Center Launches Veterans Justice Pro Bono Partnership

On Tuesday, June 2, the Veterans Legal Clinic of the Legal Services Center launched the Veterans Justice Pro Bono Partnership. Through the program, the clinic will refer cases, offer trainings, and provide ongoing support to local attorneys who agree to provide pro bono representation to veterans discharged less-than-honorably in petitions to upgrade their discharge statuses. […]

Summary of Proposed New Federal Student Loan Repayment Plan

The U.S. Department of Education is proposing a new federal student loan repayment plan, called REPAYE. It is based on the existing Pay As You Earn (PAYE) plan.  Key differences from PAYE are summarized below. For more information about LSC’s work on behalf of student loan borrowers, visit the Project on Predatory Student Lending. Eligible […]

Project on Predatory Student Lending Attorney Toby Merrill in Washington Post on Corinthian Student Debt

Last week, one of the country’s biggest career college chains completed its collapse… But allegations that the company lied about the success of its programs and trapped students in predatory loans ultimately led to its downfall. Now 16,000 students are left without degrees for programs that many took on debt to complete. Hundreds of others are fighting […]

Project on Predatory Student Lending Releases Poster Explaining Rights and Options of Students Who Attended Closed Everest Schools

LSC’s Project on Predatory Student Lending, along with the National Consumer Law Center’s Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project, released a poster showing rights and options of students at the two Massachusetts Everest schools, as well as other Corinthian-owned schools that closed or are in the process of closing. For-Profit Corinthian Colleges agreed to shut down […]