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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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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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