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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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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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DAV Distinguished Speaker Series Examines Race, the Military and Veterans

Panelists highlight the disparities and unmet needs of minority veterans, see hope in greater involvement and action While the military has been described by many as the most integrated institution in American life, it is …

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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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LSC to Host Weekly Drop-In Hours with Boston Public Library

Get legal help at our virtual office hours, offered on a weekly basis. Staff at the Legal Services Center at Harvard Law School will provide advice and referral information to patrons about civil legal issues …

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Students Work with Clients to Seal and Expunge Records

Criminal record sealing is an especially important legal tool useful in addressing inequality and the disproportionate impact the criminal justice system has had on communities of color. Black men are more likely than any other …

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Massachusetts Eviction Moratorium Ends; Here’s What Comes Next

Massachusetts ended its eviction moratorium on October 17, a government action that is expected to lead to an eviction crisis in the state as COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on the economy and people’s health …

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