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Student Work

Through the Predatory Lending Clinic, students represent low-income people in cases related to predatory lending and other consumer matters, including bankruptcy and debt collection defense. The practice is primarily litigation and involves consumer, bankruptcy, banking, student loan, real estate, contract, and tort law.

Project on Predatory Student Lending: Students who work with the Project on Predatory Student Lending help low-income student loan borrowers who have experienced predatory lending in connection with for-profit schools. Students gain experience interviewing clients, analyzing loan documents, drafting complaints, drafting and responding to discovery requests, conducting and defending depositions, negotiating with opposing counsel, arguing motions, conducting trials, and engaging in long-term case strategizing. In addition to direct representation of borrowers in court proceedings, arbitration, and administrative actions, some students also have the opportunity to engage in other forms of advocacy, including public education and state and federal testimony on issues important to our clients.

ClinicTalk Podcast (Available to HLS Students Only)

Title Date Length Category

Predatory Lending/Consumer Protection Clinic

2016 ClinicTalks Series

Lecturer on Law Roger Bertling

02/19/2016
37:47 Audio Play

How to Register

This clinic is offered in the Fall and Spring semester. You can learn about the required clinical course component, clinical credits, additional requirements, and the clinical registration process, by reading the course catalog description and exploring the links in this section.

In the News

Faculty and Staff

Roger Bertling (Senior Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law)
Toby Merrill (Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law)
Audrey Patten (Clinical Fellow)
Eileen Connor
(Director of Litigation, Project on Predatory Student Lending)
Erica Kyzmir-McKeon
(Attorney, Project on Predatory Student Lending)
Deanne Loonin
(Attorney, Project on Predatory Student Lending)
Victoria Roytenberg
(Attorney, Project on Predatory Student Lending)
Amanda Savage
(Attorney and Fellow, Project on Predatory Student Lending)
Alec Harris
(Attorney and Fellow, Project on Predatory Student Lending)
Kelsey Barowich
(Project Manager, Project on Predatory Student Lending)
Marika O’Connor Grant
(Paralegal Advocate, Project on Predatory Student Lending)
Jessica Jimenez
(Paralegal Advocate, Project on Predatory Student Lending)

Contact

Predatory Lending and Consumer Protection Clinic
WilmerHale Legal Services Center
122 Boylston Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
617-522-3003
Visit Clinic’s Website