The Project on Predatory Student Lending represents students against the predatory for-profit college industry. The Project was formed in 2012 to combat the massive fraud that was being perpetrated against students and taxpayers by for-profit colleges, and government policies that enable the predatory industry to continue to cheat borrowers and taxpayers.
We represent thousands of former students across the country and litigate landmark cases to protect borrower rights. We have cases against for-profit college companies, and against the Department of Education for enabling and supporting this predatory industry. Many of the Project’s clients are people of color, veterans, and immigrants. Most are the first in their family to attend college. The Project’s work supports its broader goals of economic justice and racial equality.
The Project is part of the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School (LSC), a community law office and clinical teaching site of the law school. Clinical students join the Project’s staff to litigate cases on behalf of clients, in partnership with community-based organizations and advocacy organizations.
About the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School
The mission of the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School (LSC) is to educate law students and provide high quality legal services in the areas most needed by our community. In addition to the Project on Predatory Student Lending, the Center provides legal services in the areas of family law and domestic violence, housing law, veterans law, public benefits, tax law, and estate planning.
Director of Litigation
Kate Manning Kennedy
Attorney and Fellow
Comments from the Legal Aid Community on the Proposed Borrower Defense Rule
California Attorney General's Letter to Secretary DeVos Re: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Borrower Defense
Preliminary comment to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published on July 31, 2018
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