LSC Presents: The 3rd Annual People’s Law School: Community Education Workshops

The Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School Presents The 3rd Annual People’s Law School: Community Education Workshops Saturday, March 28th 2015 1:00pm – 5:00pm 122 Boylston Street Jamaica Plain, MA. 02130 (Directly next to the Stony Brook MBTA station on the Orange Line) This is a Free Event Appointment Required for Income Tax Filings For More Information Call […]

Students Reflect on LSC’s Role in their Pursuit of Public Interest Careers

In a recent post on the HLS Admissions Blog, two students of the Project on Predatory Student Lending wrote about Building a Public Interest Career at HLS.  They name four building blocks for a career in public interest law, including clinical work.  Of their experience at LSC, they write: Clinics are a key part of […]

LSC’s Project on Predatory Student Lending Featured on German Public Television

The Project on Predatory Student Lending was recently featured on Welstpiegel (“World Mirror”), the Sunday evening newsmagazine of ARD Television, the largest national public broadcaster in Germany.  The segment (video) features the Project’s clinical students holding a meeting at LSC, as well as an interview with Toby Merrill, the Project’s director. The segment begins with footage […]

Creating Community: A Social Justice Artwork Project

  Through a unique collaboration, the Legal Services Center was the site of an art dedication on February 26th titled Creating Community:  A Social Justice Artwork Project.  The artists and guests of honor at the event were more than 50 sixth-graders from the Helen Y. David Leadership Academy in Dorchester, along with their teachers and […]

Project on Predatory Student Lending Student Saves Client Over $40,000

The Project on Predatory Student Lending recently helped save a client over $44,000.  A problem in his federal student loan consolidation left him with several defaulted loans.  He came to the clinic because he was struggling to repay his loans, and because he did not understand why he still had defaulted loans after his consolidation. […]

The Legal Services Center Releases a Know Your Rights Video Series on the Basic Rights of Foreclosure and Eviction for Residents of Massachusetts

The Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School has released a Know Your Rights video series consisting of 97 videos informing residents of Massachusetts their legal rights when faced with foreclosure or eviction. The videos are a product of the Mattapan Initiative — a free legal services anti-foreclosure and eviction defense program created in 2013 […]

The Legal Services Center takes People’s Law School on the road in service to veterans

The now annual Legal Services Center (LSC) People’s Law School of community legal education workshops facilitated by LSC staff and clinical law students has proven to be hugely popular, attended by almost 200 people over the past 2 years.  And so popular that Will Hatley, Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) Program Coordinator at the Bedford Veterans […]

The Project on Predatory Student Lending Submits Comments Regarding the Upcoming Negotiated Rulemaking to Expand “Pay As You Earn”

By Maxwell Ball, J.D. ’15 On November 4, 2014, the Project on Predatory Student Lending of the Legal Services Center, in partnership with the National Consumer Law Center, submitted comments to the Department of Education arguing that more low-income people should be entitled to greater relief in repaying their student loans. President Obama asked the […]

Estate Planning Clinic Secures Survivor’s Benefits for Same-Sex Spouse

A year after Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) was found unconstitutional and almost four years after the Estate Planning Clinic of the Legal Services Center accepted the matter for representation, the Estate Planning Clinic has succeeded in helping a same-sex surviving spouse become entitled to survivor’s benefits. Norman J. Laurin and […]

LSC Seeks Applicants for Public Interest Fellowship in Low-Income Taxpayer Advocacy

Tax Law Fellowship Opportunity: The Legal Services Center (LSC) of Harvard Law School seeks to sponsor an applicant for the Christine A. Brunswick Public Service Fellowship offered by the ABA Section of Taxation. The Fellowship funds an attorney position for two years at the host organization and supports advocacy on behalf of low-income taxpayers. Graduating […]