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Beyond Safety Nets: Sam Holloway ’24 Reflects on Comprehensive Legal Advocacy Outside the Courtroom

By Harvard Law School Student Sam Holloway ’24 The Legal Services Center’s Safety Net Project helps clients with the “social safety net,” but it does a lot more than that, too. Among the Veteran’s Legal

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“The only place that I have learned these things is at LSC, and it is the thing that has reeled me back in for another semester”: LSC Students Reflect on the Value of an Advanced Clinical

LSC Students Reflect on the Value of an Advanced Clinical In November 2023, a little over two months into her advanced clinical semester with the Legal Services Center’s (LSC’s) Consumer Protection Clinic, Annika Reno ’24

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Knowledge Comes in Many Forms: Alex Zhang’24 “Learns about Life” from Client in Hospice

By Harvard Law School Student Alex Zhang ‘24 The last time I said goodbye to Ted*, he was upright in his hospital bed, swaddled in his blue hospital gown with a wide smile. As I

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LSC’s Marianna Yang, who co-leads the Family Justice Clinic, was in conversation last week with other leaders in the field about Domestic Violence & Gun Regulation.

Harvard Journal of Law and Gender Hosts Annual Fall Conference on ‘Gender and the Body’ By  The Harvard Crimson – Kyle Baek and Anna Feng, Contributing Writers …Another panel, moderated by former HLS Dean Martha L. Minow, centered

LSC’s Marianna Yang, who co-leads the Family Justice Clinic, was in conversation last week with other leaders in the field about Domestic Violence & Gun Regulation. Read More »

LSC’s Margaret Kuzma and Dana Montalto, two of the nation’s leading experts in military discharge upgrade law, will be sharing their knowledge at an online CLE on November 16th.

Veterans Law: Applying for discharge upgrades and appealing negative DOD board decisions   Live Video-Broadcast: November 16, 2023 10 AM – 12:10 PM EST  |  9 – 11:10 AM CST  |  8 – 10:10 AM MST 

LSC’s Margaret Kuzma and Dana Montalto, two of the nation’s leading experts in military discharge upgrade law, will be sharing their knowledge at an online CLE on November 16th. Read More »

Melissa Morgan ’24 Endeavors to Make “Rights Real” for Clients in the Housing Justice for Survivors Project

By Harvard Law School Student Melissa Morgan ’24 In Massachusetts, where survivors of gender-based violence have access to some important housing protections, such protections are little understood and little used. In 2013, the state legislature

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Two Veterans—One an LSC Student and the Other a Client Battling Homelessness—Help Each Other in Surprising Ways

By Harvard Law School Student Nathan Lowry Many Legal Services Center (LSC) veteran clients served in America’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. In most cases, these veterans deployed years, and in some cases, decades ago.

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Tax Litigation Clinic Obtains Important Victory at the U.S. Court of Appeals—Decision Overturns Tax Court Precedent that Harmed Low-Income Taxpayers and Others

On July 19th, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit embraced an interpretation of the tax code that had long been advocated by LSC’s Tax Litigation Clinic—handing an important victory to the

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For Anthony Pericolo ‘23, Helping Secure Benefits for a Veteran without Permanent Housing was his Most Rewarding Law School Experience

In this Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs blog post, Anthony Pericolo ‘23 discusses his representation of an older veteran whose veterans benefits had been unlawfully terminated.  Anthony explains in the post that his

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Madison Wulf Elbich ’24 Helps Craft Amicus Brief Urging Sixth Circuit Court to Overturn Decision that Harms Low-Income Taxpayers

During her first two weeks at the clinic, under the supervision of Audrey Patten, clinical instructor and acting director of the Tax Litigation Clinic, Madison Wulf Elbich ’24 filed an amicus brief urging the Sixth

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LSC Student Representation of Veteran’s Spouse Impacted VA Policies: Providing the Same Survivor Benefits to Same-Sex Marriages as Heterosexual Marriages

In this Harvard Law School Clinic in a Minute video, Nathan Lowry ‘24 and David Paul ‘24, students in LSC’s Veteran’s Law and Disabilities Benefits Clinic, discuss their work representing Mr. Larry Vilord, who had

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Community Resource Fair for Returning Citizens, Wednesday, April 5, 10am-12pm at Boston Public Library’s Grove Hall Branch

Join the Legal Services Center for our Community Resource Fair for Returning Citizens at Boston Public Library‘s Grove Hall Branch tomorrow, Wednesday, April 5th, from 10 am-12 pm. Visit https://legalservicescenter.org/cori-webinar-series/… for more information.

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VIDEO – The DAV Distinguished Speaker Series – Bridging the Gap: Sebastian Junger on the Dangers of the Military-Civilian Divide

The 2022 DAV Distinguished Speaker Series features a discussion about the military-civilian divide with noted author and filmmaker Sebastian Junger. Hosted by the Veterans Legal Clinic at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School

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