Project on Predatory Student Lending Statement on Proposed Sale of EDMC to Dream Center Foundation

Last Friday, for-profit college giant Education Management Corporation (EDMC) announced the sale of many of its campuses to the Dream Center Foundation. The acquisition would convert three of the corporation’s chains—the Art Institutes, Argosy University,

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Project on Predatory Student Lending Sues Federal Government For Withholding For-Profit College Corporation’s Recruitment Records

On February 14, the Project on Predatory Student Lending of the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, challenging the government’s refusal to provide documents shedding light on for-profit

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National Association of Consumer Advocates elects Bertling to serve as co-chairman of the Massachusetts NACA chapter

The Board of Directors of the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) recently announced that it had elected Roger Bertling, Director of the Predatory Lending and Consumer Protection Clinic of the Legal Services Center of

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New York Times Calls Former ITT Students’ Legal Action ‘Gratifying’

“It seems only right that victims of predatory for-profit education companies should have their student loans forgiven,” the article begins. It goes on to discuss the validity of students’ claims, their difficulty in getting debt relief, and

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Challenge to Secrecy of Recruitment Records from For-Profit Education Company

The Project on Predatory Student Lending of the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School and Public Justice asked a federal judge on Friday, December 16, for access to documents that are likely to reveal for-profit college giant Education

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Department of Education’s Latest Borrower Defense Report Reveals Unfair & Unjustified Limitation on Relief

As lawyers who work with people who have been defrauded by for-profit schools, we support the U.S. Department of Education in its stated mission to “make the process of forgiving loans” for such students “efficient,

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Project on Predatory Student Lending Attorney Eileen Connor Wins Major Second Circuit Victory against the Department of Education

Project on Predatory Student Lending Attorney Eileen Connor won her appeal against the Department of Education, contending that it should stop trying to collect on loans given to students who attended schools operated by Wilfred

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Press Coverage: Project on Predatory Student Lending Attorney Eileen Connor Featured in MarketWatch Article on Forced Arbitration

MarketWatch June 2, 2016 These Controversial Student Contracts May Soon Be Banned by Jillian Berman “The widespread use of arbitration clauses in enrollment agreements runs against the fundamental nature of higher education, Connor says. ‘No

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Project Attorney Urges Department of Education to Prohibit For-Profit Colleges from Using Forced Arbitration to Hide Fraud and Deception of Students

Project on Predatory Student Lending Attorney Eileen Connor asked the Department of Education to use its current rulemaking process to prohibit colleges participating in the Federal Student Aid program from forcing students to settle disputes

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Press Coverage: Little for Students in ‘Historic’ Settlement of Education Management Case, Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education November 17, 2015 Little for Students in ‘Historic’ Settlement of Education Management Case by Goldie Blumenstyk In exchange for having broken laws, “the company agrees not to break the law

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LSC Attorney Advocates for Loan Cancellation for Student Loan Borrowers Defrauded by For-Profit Schools

In a recent Huffington Post article, Toby Merrill, Director of LSC’s Project on Predatory Student Lending, said the Department of Education’s oversight of the failed and now-bankrupt Corinthian Colleges “represents ‘a massive failure in terms of

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Project on Predatory Student Lending Attorney Toby Merrill Quoted in Washington Post on Corinthian Student Debt

Last week, one of the country’s biggest career college chains completed its collapse… But allegations that the company lied about the success of its programs and trapped students in predatory loans ultimately led to its downfall.

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Project on Predatory Student Lending Releases Poster Explaining Rights and Options of Students Who Attended Closed Everest Schools

LSC’s Project on Predatory Student Lending, along with the National Consumer Law Center’s Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project, released a poster showing rights and options of students at the two Massachusetts Everest schools, as well

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LSC’s Project on Predatory Student Lending Featured on German Public Television

The Project on Predatory Student Lending was recently featured on Welstpiegel (“World Mirror”), the Sunday evening newsmagazine of ARD Television, the largest national public broadcaster in Germany.  The segment (video) features the Project’s clinical students holding

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The Legal Services Center Releases a Know Your Rights Video Series on the Basic Rights of Foreclosure and Eviction for Residents of Massachusetts

The Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School has released a Know Your Rights video series consisting of 97 videos informing residents of Massachusetts their legal rights when faced with foreclosure or eviction. The videos

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The Legal Services Center takes People’s Law School on the road in service to veterans

The now annual Legal Services Center (LSC) People’s Law School of community legal education workshops facilitated by LSC staff and clinical law students has proven to be hugely popular, attended by almost 200 people over

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The Project on Predatory Student Lending Submits Comments Regarding the Upcoming Negotiated Rulemaking to Expand “Pay As You Earn”

By Maxwell Ball, J.D. ’15 On November 4, 2014, the Project on Predatory Student Lending of the Legal Services Center, in partnership with the National Consumer Law Center, submitted comments to the Department of Education

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