Welcome to the Legal Services Center
The Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School originated in 1979 with a commitment to combine education and service in the study of law. Its primary purposes were, and are, to educate law students for practice and professional service in a fully functioning law office; to harness the energies and efforts of those law students to meet the legal needs of a diverse, urban clientele; to experiment with approaches to increase access to legal services; and to study and understand the public policies and institutions that most directly affect lower income individuals and families.
A NOTE FOR WEBSITE VISITORS:
The Legal Services Center website is currently undergoing a re-launch. Please visit us again shortly to view our new and updated website.
CURRENT JOB OPENINGS:
Veterans Legal Clinic: The Mission Continues Fellow
RECENT NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS:
- The Legal Services Center and the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation are now accepting applications for the 2014 Summer Interns Program.
- The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims made a precedent-setting decision in favor of a veteran in a case argued by the Veterans Legal Clinic. Read about it in the press release.
- Maureen McDonagh, Harvard Law School Clinical Instructor in the Post Foreclosure Eviction Defense Housing Clinic and Lecturer on Law, has been named to Boston Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh's transition team for the Housing Committee.
- The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims heard oral argument at Harvard Law School in the case Ausmer v. Shinseki. Staff and students from the Veterans Legal Clinic argued the case on behalf of the veteran. For news coverage see the CNN article and Harvard Gazette article.
- Nnena Odim, Harvard Law School Clinical Instructor in the Family and Children's Law Practice Unit, was named a 2013 Top Women of Law honoree by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.