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  • Eviction notice document with gavel and N95 face mask on a table.

    Harvard Law School clinics redouble efforts to assist after eviction moratorium’s end

    September 10, 2021

    As many people are left wondering what will happen with the end of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s pandemic-related moratorium on evictions, Harvard Law School clinics and programs have reaffirmed their commitment to helping individuals and families navigate the housing system and their legal options.

  • Christopher Bavitz

    Christopher Bavitz appointed Harvard Law School’s vice dean for experiential and clinical education

    June 16, 2021

    Harvard Law School’s Christopher T. Bavitz, the WilmerHale Clinical Professor of Law, has been appointed as vice dean for experiential and clinical education.

  • Low-income and laid-off veterans struggle to access state benefits created for them

    April 22, 2020

    With job losses mounting during the pandemic, thousands of Massachusetts veterans are turning to a $72 million state program that is intended to provide them with emergency cash assistance for basic needs such as housing, food, fuel, and medical care. The Veterans Legal Clinic at Harvard Law School has reported a tenfold increase in recent visitors to its online calculator that helps veterans determine their eligibility for the benefits program, which the state describes as the only one of its kind in the nation...Advocates said the state needs to do a much better job providing veterans with information about benefits that can exceed $1,000 per month for a single person with no dependents. A veteran and spouse can receive a maximum of twice that amount. “We urge DVS to more aggressively get the word out about these benefits, including making information about the program more accessible to the public on its website,” said Betsy Gwin, associate director of the Harvard veterans clinic...Officials at the two advocacy organizations said they still had not received a single reply from Francisco Urena, the Department of Veterans’ Services secretary, despite multiple requests over the past month to discuss how to expedite and ease access to the benefits...Richardson and Daniel Nagin, director of the Harvard legal clinic, wrote to Urena late last month that with "mortgage, rent, and other bills looming, and new layoffs, furloughs, and COVID-19 cases occurring each day, it is critical that DVS act now to ensure access to this vital resource."

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    HLS clinics and students fight for the most vulnerable amid COVID-19

    April 11, 2020

    For the Clinical Program at Harvard Law School, the past weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic have been a time to mobilize. As the clinics have moved to working remotely, their work has continued with new urgency.

  • Rainbow flag backlit by sun

    LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic launches at Harvard Law School

    January 28, 2020

    Harvard Law School has announced the launch of the new LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic, to be led by HLS Lecturer and Clinical Instructor Alex Chen '15, a tireless advocate in recent years in efforts to protect and expand LGBTQ+ civil rights.

  • Adeyemi Adediran ’21

    Clinic Stories: Prepping for the U.S. Court of Appeals

    November 14, 2019

    Follow a student in the Federal Tax Clinic as he prepares to argue an appeal on behalf of a military veteran forced to pay back taxes on $500K he didn't know his wife had embezzled.

  • Maureen McDonagh, Julia Devanthéry, and Emily Mannheimer

    LSC Housing Clinic student helps win precedent-setting case for domestic violence survivors facing eviction

    June 24, 2019

    A recent Massachusetts court case spearheaded by clinical students and teachers at the WilmerHale Legal Services Center (LSC) has created important new protections for survivors of domestic violence.

  • Putting compassion into action

    Putting compassion into action

    April 12, 2019

    On April 5, Harvard Law School's Legal Services Center celebrated its 40th Anniversary of training more than 4,000 attorneys and law students and providing pro bono civil legal services to thousands of Greater Boston’s most vulnerable residents.

  • Putting compassion into action

    April 12, 2019

    “Reaching out to others is how you find out who you really are,” said Daniel Nagin, vice dean of experiential and clinical education and faculty director of the WilmerHale Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School (HLS). He was quoting the late HLS Professor Gary Bellow, LL.B. ’60, who in 1979 co-founded the Jamaica Plain center with his wife, senior lecturer in law Jeanne Charn, J.D. ’70. On April 5, Nagin and others celebrated the center’s 40th anniversary, and the quote strikes at the heart of the center’s mission of improving the legal profession through experiential learning while working with community organizations to enact real and lasting change.

  • Casey Connolly and Laurel Fresquez

    Veterans Legal Clinic students argue case before federal court of appeals

    February 28, 2019

    Earlier this month, Casey Connolly ’19 and Laurel Fresquez ’19, both students in Harvard Law School's Veterans Legal Clinic, presented oral argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on behalf of a proposed class of veterans with multiple disabilities.

  • Veterans Legal Clinic Wins Court Case for Massachusetts Post-9/11 Combat Veterans

    Veterans Legal Clinic wins court case for Massachusetts post-9/11 combat veterans

    January 4, 2019

    In a ruling issued on December 21, 2018, the Massachusetts Superior Court found in favor of three Massachusetts veterans represented by the Veterans Legal Clinic in their challenge to the state government’s denying them the Welcome Home Bonus, which these veterans earned by serving overseas in Afghanistan and elsewhere.

  • Legal Services Center team

    Legal Services Center reaches out to homeless veterans at Stand Down 2018

    September 19, 2018

    A team of volunteers from Harvard Law School's Legal Services Center recently partnered with Veterans Legal Services to provide legal advice to homeless or at risk veterans at Veterans Stand Down 2018, a one-day event that brings service providers and veterans together allowing veterans to access services ranging from employment assistance to legal support to medical care.

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    Experiential and Essential

    August 30, 2018

    Clinical education at HLS: Four experiences

  • HIRC director Deborah Anker receives NGO Lawyer of the Year award

    HIRC director Deborah Anker receives NGO Lawyer of the Year award

    August 8, 2018

    The founder and director of Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic Deborah Anker LL.M. ’84 received the Federal Bar Association’s NGO Lawyer of the Year Joint Award on May 18. She was honored alongside Karen Musalo, director of the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies at Hastings College of the Law.

  • Delia Umanna speaking in a room filled with tables.

    In the Spirit

    June 26, 2018

    In April, Harvard Law School’s bicentennial programming came to a close with HLS in the Community, a day of hackathons and workshops. The spirit of the clinics infused the event.

  • HLS200 finale celebrates clinics

    HLS 200 finale celebrates clinics

    May 2, 2018

    On April 20, HLS in the Community wrapped up a year-long celebration of Harvard Law School's bicentennial by highlighting the contributions made by HLS clinics and students practice organizations (SPOs).

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    Blue sky thinking and beyond at Harvard Law hackathons

    May 2, 2018

    As part of the “HLS in the Community” bicentennial event, HLS brought the hackathon concept to the legal space. Instead of writing code, alumni and other professionals worked together on April 20 to hack out legal solutions to social and political issues.

  • Kristin Turner ’17 named Public Welfare Foundation A2J Tech Fellow

    Kristin Turner ’17 named Public Welfare Foundation A2J Tech Fellow

    February 6, 2018

    Kristin Turner ’17 was selected as the recipient of Harvard Law School's Public Welfare Foundation A2J Tech Fellowship. She will spend year working with Upsolve, a nonprofit that has developed a platform designed to guide both debtors and attorneys through the Chapter 7 bankruptcy process.