Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to Speak at Harvard Law School

  On Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 4pm, U.S. Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, will deliver the 2015 Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Distinguished Lecture at Harvard Law School. Secretary Mabus is the 75th United States Secretary of the Navy and leads America’s Navy and Marine Corps.  As Secretary of the Navy, Mabus is responsible […]

LSC Volunteers at Stand Down Event for Veterans

On Friday, August 28, 2015, attorneys and volunteers from the Legal Services Center participated in Massachusetts Stand Down 2015 and provided free legal assistance to scores of homeless and at-risk veterans. Stand Down, organized by the New England Center for Homeless Vets, is a day-long event that provides an opportunity for veterans who are homeless […]

Two Project on Predatory Student Lending Alumni Testify to Department of Education

Two alumni of the Project on Predatory Student Lending testified to the Department of Education in support of the rights of borrowers treated unfairly by for-profit colleges to a fair, effective, and efficient process to get their federal student loans discharged. Over the past two weeks the Department held hearings in Washington, D.C. and San […]

LSC Attorney Advocates for Loan Cancellation for Student Loan Borrowers Defrauded by For-Profit Schools

In a recent Huffington Post article, Toby Merrill, Director of LSC’s Project on Predatory Student Lending, said the Department of Education’s oversight of the failed and now-bankrupt Corinthian Colleges “represents ‘a massive failure in terms of oversight of federal funds and programs funded by [taxpayers].’”

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!

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. […]