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Home Isn’t A Guarantee For Survivors Fleeing Domestic Abusers During COVID-19

Julia Devanthéry, Attorney and Clinical Instructor in LSC’s Housing Clinic and founder of the Housing Justice for Survivor’s Project, was recently interviewed by Huffington Post as part of its reporting on the increased challenges and …

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Safety Net Project Student Linda Heeyoung Park ’21 Wins 2021 David Grossman Exemplary Clinical Student Award

From Harvard Law Today: Linda Heeyoung Park ’21 and Benjamin Antillon Fernandez ’21 are joint recipients of the 2021 David Grossman Exemplary Clinical Student Award. They were chosen this year from a wide range of …

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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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Keeping Tabs: Alum Michael Turi ’15 Returns to LSC as Staff Attorney

From the Harvard Law School Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs: Keeping Tabs is a Q&A series that follows up with alumni on their careers after graduation, the lasting impacts of their clinical and …

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LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic Director Chen Discusses Biden Administration Executive Orders and the Path Forward for Expanding LGBTQ Equality

Alexander Chen ’15, founding director of the LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic, spoke with Harvard Law Today about the significance of recent executive orders by the Biden administration, the danger of backlash, and the work that still needs to be …

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Vietnam Veteran Wins $800K in Back Benefits and Receives Discharge Upgrade Thanks to LSC Veterans Legal Clinic

Joe*, a Vietnam combat veteran, received a less than honorable discharge more than 40 years ago due to conduct connected to his then-undiagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder. Ever since, he fought unsuccessfully to have his discharge …

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Protecting Domestic Violence Survivors From Eviction Is Always Important—but Especially During COVID

LSC Housing Attorney Julia Devanthéry was recently interviewed by Mother Jones about the COVID eviction crisis and how it is affecting individuals and families across the country–especially those who face domestic violence.  In 2013, Julia Devanthéry joined Harvard …

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LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic Files Amicus Brief Supporting Transgender Plaintiff Brutally Assaulted in Men’s Prison

The LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic filed an amicus brief signed by eight former high-ranking corrections officers in support of the plaintiff in Shorter v. United States, arguing that corrections officers must protect transgender prisoners and prisoners …

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Judge Orders that Department of Education Cannot Resume Issuing Borrower Defense Denials Without Notifying Court and Borrowers

Order impacts over 170,000 class members who spoke up for their rights to loan cancellation BOSTON – A federal judge has ordered Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the U.S Department of Education to notify the court two …

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LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic Amicus Brief Signed by 8 Former High-ranking Corrections Officers Argues Corrections Officers Must Protect Transgender Prisoners and Prisoners Who Were Previously Victimized

Today, the Harvard Law School LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic submitted a Third Circuit amicus brief signed by eight high-ranking former corrections officials in support of the plaintiff in Shorter v. United States. The plaintiff is a …

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Disabled Americans Veterans Panel Discussion: Race, the Military, and Veterans

On November 16, the Legal Services Center hosted the 2020 Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Distinguished Speaker Series. The discussion, entitled “Race, the Military, and Veterans,” featured moderator Will Gunn ’86, former General Counsel for Department …

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We Need the Housing Stability Act to Prevent Survivors of Domestic Violence from Being Evicted into the Pandemic Winter

The state’s moratorium on evictions lapsed on October 17, putting many thousands of Massachusetts residents, including those facing domestic violence, in danger of eviction and homelessness. Julia Devanthery, an attorney in LSC’s Housing Clinic and …

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Creating a More Just Legal System, One Client at a Time

Marcus Miller is a 2L student at Harvard Law School. He is a clinical student in the Veterans Law and Disability Clinic, working in the Safety Net Project during the Fall 2020 semester. By Marcus …

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Legal Services Center Urges VA to Change Eligibility Rules for Veterans with Bad Paper on behalf of Swords to Plowshares and The National Veterans Legal Services Program

September 8, 2020 – The Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School (LSC), on behalf of veterans organizations Swords to Plowshares and the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP), called on the Department of Veterans …

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Join Us for a Virtual Know Your Housing Rights Event at the Boston Public Library on August 12

Join an online presentation and discussion about renter’s rights in Massachusetts during the COVID public health crisis. A housing attorney from the Legal Services Center at Harvard Law School will discuss the different housing stability …

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