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  • Tenants Pushed Out as Developers Buy Single-Room-Occupancy Properties

    August 27, 2019

    Via WGBH Radio Source: John Tlumacki DAVID GREENE, HOST: In many American cities, the cheapest rental housing is single room occupancy, or SRO…

  • Richard Barbecho wins the Andrew L. Kaufman Pro Bono Service Award

    May 24, 2019

    Via Harvard Law Today  Credit: Harvard Legal Aid Bureau By: Alexis Farmer Richard Barbecho ’19 is this year’s winner of the Andrew L. Kaufman…

  • Project No One Leaves and CityLife/Vida Urbana Fighting Against Mass Displacement in Boston Housing

    March 1, 2019

    City Life organizers speak passionately about their work at the “Gentrifying Boston” event, hosted by Project No One Leaves. January 10, 2019. “Without City Life,…

  • Students honored at 2018 Class Day ceremony

    June 5, 2018

    A number of Harvard Law students from the Class of 2018 received special awards during the Class Day ceremony on May 23. They were recognized for outstanding leadership, citizenship, compassion and dedication to their studies and the profession. This year’s Andrew L. Kaufman Pro Bono Service Award was presented to Tabitha Cohen, Annie Manhardt and Edith Sangueza.

  • Project No One Leaves: “Though our efforts are modest, our team is mighty”

    March 29, 2018

    By Lark Turner, J.D. '18 Even then, I learned to leave a red bag full of legal information hanging on the doorknob — a sign to the developer, and to the neighborhood, that we stopped by.

  • Erika Johnson ’17 wins David Grossman Exemplary Clinical Student Award

    May 16, 2017

    From Harvard Law Today—Erika Johnson is this year’s winner of the David A. Grossman Exemplary Clinical Student Award. The award is named in honor of the late Clinical Professor of Law David Grossman ’88, a public interest lawyer dedicated to providing high-quality legal services to low income communities.

  • Getting to know Boston through Project No One Leaves

    May 8, 2017

    By Michele Hall '17—In the spring of my 1L year, I was determined to find another way to be in community with Boston. That’s when I found the Project No One Leaves (PNOL), a student-run organization, whose mission is to empower citizens to protect their homes and communities through grassroots organizing, legal education, and civic engagement.

  • Closing argument: Antonia Domingo ’15, dedicated to social justice

    May 21, 2015

    At a time when right-to-work laws, which severely threaten the viability of workers’ unions, seem to be gaining in popularity, Antonia Domingo ’15 is something of a rare creature: a fervently pro-union loyalist.

  • HLS Clinic Launches Mattapan Initiative to Avert Foreclosures

    July 30, 2013

    With a $415,000 grant from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office—and the help of a groundbreaking new law that offers homeowners strong pre-foreclosure protections—the HLS WilmerHale Legal Services Center (LSC) has launched a new program to help fight foreclosures in Mattapan, one of Boston’s most challenged neighborhoods.

  • Exploring innovative responses to foreclosures (video)

    November 29, 2011

    As the groundbreaking anti-foreclosure work by HLS students continues to land significant victories for homeowners in Massachusetts, a recent conference to spread the Harvard model was attended by more than 150 lawyers, law students and community organizers from around the country who want to halt foreclosures in their own communities. The second annual HLS “Community Responses to the Foreclosure Crisis” conference, organized by the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau (HLAB), ran for three days and included panel discussions and small, interactive workshops where participants received practical advice for fighting foreclosures.

  • Esme Caramello and Jennifer Tarr

    HLAB Wins Major Victory for Homeowners in Massachusetts High Court

    August 10, 2011

    In the latest victory for the HLS Clinical Programs’ anti-foreclosure work, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled on Aug. 4 against lenders in a case argued by Harvard Legal Aid Bureau student Jennifer Tarr ’11.

  • Elizabeth

    A New Record! Class of 2011 averages 628 hours of pro bono service per student

    May 26, 2011

    Elizabeth “Libby” Benton ’11 is the winner of the 2011 Andrew L. Kaufman Pro Bono Service Award, after performing over 2,300 hours of free legal services while at HLS.  The Class of 2011 surpassed the HLS record for pro bono hours, performing a total of 366,204 hours, an average of 628 hours per student.

  • Forclosure Conference

    Harvard Legal Aid Bureau’s Anti-Foreclosure Conference Draws Participants from 15 States

    November 16, 2010

    More than 100 law students, lawyers, and community activists from around the country gathered at Harvard Law School November 15-16 to learn about Project No One Leaves, the HLS student initiative that has had remarkable success in keeping Boston neighborhoods intact despite the foreclosure crisis.

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    Project No One Leaves on PBS NewsHour

    October 20, 2010

    The efforts of students in the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau and the WilmerHale Legal Services Center to keep Boston residents in their homes after foreclosure were featured in a major story last night on the PBS NewsHour.

  • Staunching the Foreclosure Crisis

    January 1, 2010

    The canvassing effort, dubbed Project No One Leaves, was launched in 2008 by two HLAB students, Nick Hartigan ’09 and David Haller ’09, along with WilmerHale Legal Services Center clinical student Tony Borich ’09.