Can LAB help you?
If you're interested in receiving legal services from one of LAB's six clinics, please visit the Legal Services LAB's client site.
Legal Services LAB is a fully-functioning law firm within BC Law, serving clients since 1968.
The Boston College Legal Services LAB is a community legal services office housed within our Center for Experiential Learning. LAB provides cases and clients for students in the Civil Litigation, Community Enterprise, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Housing, Juvenile Rights, Immigration, Ninth Circuit, and Civil Rights Clinic practice areas—a law firm within a law school, where clinical faculty offer close supervision as experienced attorneys to students working in the field as apprentices.
Originally founded in 1968, LAB was a pioneer in the field and has served as a model for programs around the country. LAB gives students the opportunity to hone their lawyering skills in the real world - they represent clients with a variety of legal problems, including domestic violence prevention, family law, landlord-tenant disputes, immigration issues, small business launches, and Social Security disability appeals. Students are certified to represent clients in every aspect of litigation, including appearing in court and at federal and state administrative hearings. Additional staff includes a clinical social worker, an intake coordinator, and administrative assistants. The Center for Experiential Learning provides students with comfortable individual workspace, conference rooms, access to approved pleadings, and the latest technology. Satellite office space also exists in several local community locations.
“It was great for me to learn how to 'learn while doing' at the beginning of my career. It’s a skill I will be able to apply to any type of practice I may encounter in the future.”