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The Legal Services Center was founded in 1979 with a commitment to combine education and service in the study of law.

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LSC Continues to Challenge Exorbitant Cost of Jail Phone Calls

Inmates at the Bristol County Jail in Dartmouth, Massachusetts will get another day in court to determine whether they will continue paying exorbitant rates for phone calls to loved ones and attorneys. In 2020, a …

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Legal Assistance and Law Reform Help Right a Decades-Old Wrong

In the fall of 1982, 20-year-old Belle* did what many of us with significant others do routinely and casually: she borrowed her then-partner’s car to run some errands. She couldn’t have known then the impact …

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$1 Billion in Fraudulent Student Debt Cancelled for 72,000 Borrowers, Demonstrating Major Policy Shift

Thanks to fearless and tenacious courtroom advocacy by LSC’s Project on Predatory Student Lending, in March the U.S. Department of Education announced that it would rescind its unlawful and harmful partial relief policy – for the second time …

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LGBTQ+ Clinic Director Alexander Chen: Gender-Affirming Care Doesn’t Just Help Trans Youth Survive. It Allows Them to Flourish.

With bills targeting transgender youth under consideration in more than half of U.S. states, Alexander Chen, founding director of Harvard Law School’s LGTBQ+ Advocacy Clinic, recently shared personal reflections with Slate on how not being …

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