The Legal Services Center is the community-based clinical law program of Harvard Law School. Through five separate clinical offerings—the Disability Litigation and Benefits Advocacy Clinic, Family Law/Domestic Violence Clinic, Predatory Lending/Consumer Protection Clinic, Post-Foreclosure Eviction Defense Housing Clinic, and Veterans Legal Clinic—students working under attorney supervision provide essential legal services to low-income clients. Our longstanding mission is to educate law students for practice and professional service while simultaneously meeting the critical needs of the community. Since 1979, we have engaged in cutting-edge litigation and legal strategies to improve the lives of individual clients, to seek systemic change for the communities we serve, and to provide law students with a singular opportunity to develop fundamental lawyering skills within a public interest law setting. To these ends, we actively partner with a diverse array of organizations, including healthcare and social service providers and advocacy groups, and continually adapt our practice areas to meet the changing legal needs of our client communities and the learning goals of our students.
Please click on the “Our Clinics” link to the left to learn more about the each Clinic and the learning opportunities available to students.