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Toby Merrill

Toby Merrill

Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School
Director, Project on Predatory Student Lending
Jamaica Plain, MA, USA


Toby Merrill is the Director of the Project on Predatory Student Lending at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School.  The Project represents low-income student loan borrowers in cases challenging unfair and deceptive practices of for-profit and occupational schools and related entities.  Toby represented legal aid providers and their clients in the US Department of Education's two most recent negotiated rulemaking sessions, by which the Department promulgates new student loan regulations, and is a member of the advisory council on Private Occupational Schools to the Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure. Toby is a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Law School, where she supervises law students in the Legal Services Center’s Predatory Lending Clinic, and teaches a class on student loan law. Toby joined the Legal Services Center as a Skadden Fellow, after clerking for the Honorable Janet C. Hall of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. She received a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from Yale, with distinction.
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