Protecting Innovation by Supporting Student Research and Discovery
The BU/MIT Technology Law Clinic is a pro bono service for students at MIT and BU who seek legal assistance with their innovation-related academic and extracurricular activities. Boston University School of Law students, under attorney supervision, provide counseling and representation to students with their academic- and innovation-related projects, activities, experiments, and ventures.
The TLC is part of the BU/MIT Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw Program, a collaboration between Boston University School of Law and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Along with its companion clinic — the Startup Law Clinic, which provides legal advice to startups coming out of MIT and BU — BU Law students are given an opportunity to work on cutting-edge issues of technology law, while students at both universities can obtain legal guidance and assistance with their research. The clinic is also a member of the Free Expression Legal Network.
Currently-enrolled MIT and BU students who would like to speak with the clinic can fill out an intake questionnaire. Don’t be afraid to reach out! Sometimes your innovations need a little TLC.