Re-Writing the Rules on Loans and Debit Cards

Toby Merrill, director of the Project on Predatory Student Lending, was selected as a negotiator by the Education Department as described in the Inside Higher Ed February 10, 2014 article “U.S. Selects Rules Panel for PLUS Loans, Debit Cards.” Toby was also mentioned in the February 12, 2014 MainStreet article “PLUS Loans, Campus Debit Card […]

Summer Interns Program

LSC is accepting applications for the 2014 Summer Interns Program. Opportunities are available in several of LSC’s Clinics. The program will run from May 27-August 1, 2014 and is a full-time (35 hours per week) commitment. Summer intern positions are unpaid but eligible for all public interest fellowships.

LSC Attorney Receives “Up & Coming” Award

Congratulations to Julia Devanthéry, staff attorney for the Mattapan Initiative, for being named one of the exceptional “Up & Coming” Lawyers in Massachusetts by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Julia will receive the award on May 1, 2014 at the “Excellence in the Law” event.

Nnena Odim Award

Nnena Odim, clinical instructor in the Family and Children’s Law Practice Unit, was named a 2013 Top Women of Law honoree by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

Precedent-setting Decision in Favor of a Veteran

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. More information about the case is available here.  Staff and students from the Veterans Legal Clinic argued the case on behalf of the veteran. For additional news coverage see […]

WGBH: For-Profit Colleges’ Methods Under Fire


Massachusetts is joining a growing number of states that want to better regulate for-profit colleges like DeVry, the University of Phoenix, and the Brookline-based Art Institute of New England to prevent aggressive recruiting of people who can’t afford to spend upwards of $40,000 a year on tuition and fees. The attorney general’s office is taking […]

Commonwealth Magazine: A check on bad student loan debt

Last year, federal education officials did something they almost never do: They wrote off more than $3 million in student loan debt belonging to nearly 500 students. Short of dying or paying them off, students almost never shed their college debt, even through bankruptcy. Yet the 500 students managed to convince the federal government that […]