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Civil Litigation

  • Harvard Law School’s ‘outstanding’ housing rights advocacy work honored by Boston Bar Association

    October 7, 2019

    In September, two Harvard Law School clinics and their community partner organizations were recognized by the Boston Bar Association for their collaborative efforts to fight housing displacement in Boston.

  • Toby Merrill in her office

    Collecting on Dreams

    June 21, 2019

    An HLS project is fighting on behalf of thousands whose lives have been upended by predatory student lending.

  • The Right Fit?

    October 5, 2015

    Litigation is often seen as an either/or proposition. You either settle out of court or go to trial and leave the outcome entirely in the hands of a judge or a jury. But Professor Kathryn Spier has researched another option: whereby parties go to trial with an agreement in place on the ceiling and floor for the plaintiff’s recovery.