The Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly has announced that Lecturer on Law and Clinical Instructor Toby Merrill, who teaches in the LSC Predatory Lending and Consumer Protection Clinic, has been selected as an “Up and Coming Lawyer”. Toby will be honored for her contributions to the legal community on May 4th, at the Annual Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s Excellence in the Law event.
Toby joined the Legal Services Center’s Predatory Lending Practice in 2012 as a Skadden Fellow, after clerking for the Honorable Janet C. Hall of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. She founded and directs the Project on Predatory Student Lending, which represents low-income student loan borrowers in predatory lending cases against for-profit and occupational schools and related entities. Toby twice represented legal aid providers and their clients in the US Department of Education’s 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 received her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she participated in the Center’s Employment and Predatory Lending Clinics.