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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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Join us Tuesday, April 13 for Advocating for Survivors

The Legal Services Center invites you to a virtual panel discussion: Advocating for Survivors at LSC How Three Clinics Empower Clients Who Have Experienced Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence Survivors of sexual assault and …

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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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Hearing the Call for Justice in Housing Court

This post was first published by Harvard Law School’s Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs. By Christopher Cruz J.D.’22 I chose to come to Harvard Law School (HLS) because I wanted to gain the …

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NYT: A DeVos System Allowed 12 Minutes to Decide Student Loan Forgiveness

The New York Times reports that under Secretary Betsy DeVos, the US Department of Education denied almost 130,000 claims from students defrauded by for-profit colleges who were seeking cancellation of their student loans. According to …

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Getting to Know LSC: the Family and Domestic Violence Law Clinic

Marianna Yang and Rebecca Greening, attorneys and clinical instructors in LSC’s Family and Domestic Violence Law Clinic, recently created an introductory video for first-year Harvard Law students about the clinic’s work and cases. Yang and …

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CNBC: Very Small Share of Student Loan Borrowers Attended Elite Colleges

During a televised town hall last week, President Biden again expressed opposition to cancellation of student debt beyond the $10,000 limit proposed by his administration, saying it doesn’t makes sense to cancel student debt for …

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Marketplace: The Especially Stressful Tax Season Ahead

Keith Fogg, Director of the Federal Tax Clinic at LSC, recently spoke to the NPR podcast Marketplace about why this year’s tax season will be more stressful for taxpayers than usual. Listen Fogg’s comments (10:05) …

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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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For-profit Colleges Brace for Reckoning in Biden Era

After years of deregulation by the Trump administration, for-profit colleges are bracing for a major reckoning as consumer advocates and lawmakers pressure the Biden administration to take action. “For four years under President Trump and …

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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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Tax Clinic Wins Appeal in Third Circuit  

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in a case argued in April 2020 by Oliver Roberts, a second-year law student in LSC’s Tax Clinic. LSC represented a couple …

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