BU/MIT Student Innovations Law Clinic

The BU/MIT Student Innovations Law Clinic (SILC) is a free and confidential legal service for students at MIT and BU who seek legal assistance related to their research, advocacy, and creative projects. The clinic is staffed by BU Law students under law faculty supervision in three different practice groups: Intellectual Property & Media, Privacy, Security, & Health, and Venture & Finance. Over the course of the year, SILC provides counseling and representation to clients on a wide variety of legal issues, including intellectual property, information privacy, corporate law, cybersecurity, finance and business regulation, and media law.

SILC is the newest chapter in BU Law’s partnership with MIT, which began in 2015 with the creation of the BU/MIT Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw Program housing the Technology Law Clinic and the Startup Law Clinic. The two clinics merged in 2023 to become a unified, full-service legal program.

For MIT and BU students interested in connecting with SILC, please fill out our intake questionnaire.