BU Law students: come work at the BU/MIT clinics this summer!

Attention BU Law students! We are happy to announce that applications for the 2019 summer fellowships with the two BU/MIT clinics are now available on Symplicity. We’ll be hosting an information session on Monday, February 4 at 1pm in Room 209 to discuss these opportunities. The deadline to submit is 4pm on February 8.

The 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. Fellows will represent students on legal matters related to technology research and innovation, including in the areas of intellectual property, data privacy, cybersecurity, and media law. Clients work in fields such as artificial intelligence, Internet platforms, drones and robotics, and novel forms of technology research, ventures, and advocacy.

Fellows in the Startup Law Clinic will provide strategic legal and business advice to startups, assisting student entrepreneurs in the MIT and BU communities with the corporate, transactional, and intellectual property issues that arise in the process of turning their ideas into operating businesses.  Working under the guidance of the clinic directors, the Fellows will manage each step of the client relationship, from the initial intake interview through the completion of the engagement.

We are honored to announce that thanks to a generous contribution by Antonio Gomes (BUSL ’96), both the Technology Law Clinic and the Startup Law Clinic will be hiring two students as Matthew Z. Gomes Fellows.

The Mathew Z. Gomes Fellowship, established in memory of Mr. Gomes’s son, is specifically open to students who: 

  • have demonstrated experience in or commitment to working with historically underserved or underprivileged populations;
  • are the first generation in one’s family to attend law school;
  • are socioeconomically disadvantaged; and/or
  • have overcome substantial educational or economic obstacles or personal adversity.

In addition, the Technology Law Clinic will be hiring an additional Summer Fellow, for a total of three summer opportunities. The Startup Law Clinic will be hiring three additional Summer Fellows, for a total of five summer opportunities.

Working under the guidance of their respective clinic’s faculty, these fellows will manage the work of their clinic’s clients over the summer. Total compensation for the 10-week program will be $6,000.00 per fellow.

Rising 2L and 3L students are encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and transcript via Symplicity by 4pm on February 8, 2019. If applying for the Matthew Z. Gomes Fellowship, the cover letter should address the fellowship’s specific qualifications under that fellowship.

Using the BU Law Symplicity portal you can find the listings at:

  • Matthew Z. Gomes Fellow, Technology Law Clinic – listing 30445
  • Summer Fellow, Technology Law Clinic – listing 30444
  • Matthew Z. Gomes Fellow, Startup Law Clinic – listing 30443
  • Summer Fellow, Startup Law Clinic – listing 30442

Please contact Andy Sellars or Jim Wheaton if you have questions about these opportunities.

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