How We Help:
The Predatory Lending Unit focuses its advocacy efforts on preserving and protecting equity for low- and moderate-income homeowners; combating abuses in the consumer financial services industry; and ensuring equal and fair access to credit markets. The practice is primarily litigation and involves consumer, bankruptcy, real estate, banking, and tort law. The Clinic defends homeowners against foreclosure and commences complex litigation in Federal District Court, Bankruptcy Court, and Massachusetts Superior Court against subprime lenders, banking institutions, mortgage brokers, loan servicers, and foreclosure rescue scam artists. The Clinic also maintains a vibrant consumer law practice in which students defend against unlawful debt collection practices in state district court and represent consumers seeking a fresh start through petitions for bankruptcy. The Clinic works to combat predatory lending to low-income students by for-profit schools. For more information on legal help with student loan problems, please visit the Project on Predatory Student Lending page.
Apply for Assistance:
Prospective clients can apply for assistance from the Predatory Lending/Consumer Protection Unit by calling (617) 522-3003.
People seeking help with student loans from for-profit colleges may call the Project on Predatory Student Lending hotline (617) 390-2669 or fill out the online request for assistance. For more information, visit Project on Predatory Student Lending.
Commonly Asked Questions:
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Clinical Instructor in the Predatory Lending/Consumer Protection Clinic and Lecturer on Law
Director, Project on Predatory Student Lending; Clinical Instructor in the Predatory Lending Practice and Lecturer on Law
Clinical Instructor in the Predatory Lending Practice and Lecturer on Law
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For information about the Predatory Lending Unit, please contact Roger Bertling, rbertlin[at]law.harvard.edu, (617) 390-2572