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 »

Veteran Service Organizations File Lawsuit to Compel VA to Amend its Character of Discharge Regulations

By National Veterans Legal Services Program National Veterans Legal Services Program and Swords to Plowshares, represented by the Veterans Legal Clinic at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School and Latham & Watkins LLP, …

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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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Harvard Students Select Alex Chen for AAPI/APIDA Affinity Celebration Faculty Award

After soliciting nominations from students representing all schools at Harvard, the Planning Committee for the 2023 Harvard AAPI/APIDA (Asian American Pacific Islander/Asian Pacific Islander Desi American) Affinity Celebration selected Alex Chen, founding director of LSC’s LGBTQ+ Advocacy …

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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 …

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

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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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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Following Court Challenge by Harvard Law School’s Legal Services Center, VA Expands Access to Benefits for LGBTQ+ Veterans’ Surviving Spouses

BOSTON, Massachusetts — Yesterday, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is ending enforcement of a marriage duration requirement that discriminates against survivors of LGBTQ+ veterans, including Lawrence Vilord, a client of the Veterans Legal Clinic at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School.  This decision will …

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LSC Partners With Mattapan Public Library on Criminal Record Sealing and Expungement Workshops

Seal or Clear Your Massachusetts Criminal Record! As many as 1 in 3 adults in the US have a criminal record, experiencing stigma and disadvantage as a result With a criminal record, ordinary essentials such as …

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LSC Student Jeff Jiang Featured in American Bar Association Video on Law Students and Pro Bono Work

The American Bar Association (ABA) recently released a video highlighting how law students can get involved in pro bono work, using the efforts of Jeff Jiang ’22 and other law students on a wide-ranging benefits …

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