We are happy to announce that the two BU/MIT Law Clinic are now receiving applications from current BU Law 1Ls and 2Ls to participate in our summer program. We’ll be hosting an information session on Thursday, January 16 at 1pm in Room 101 to discuss these opportunities.
The deadline to apply is Tuesday, January 21, at 4pm, via Symplicity (see below for more information).
About the Clinics
Both clinics work with graduate and undergraduate students at MIT and BU with their legal issues, under the supervision and teaching of BU Law faculty. The two clinics handle similar but distinct legal issues:
- The Technology Law Clinic works with technology-focused student researchers, advocates, and entrepreneurs on the legal and regulatory issues that the students encounter as they do their work. This includes work in data privacy, intellectual property, cybersecurity, and media/First Amendment law. Law students will counsel clients, respond to legal threats, and, from time to time, represent the students in negotiation or litigation related to their academic or innovative work.
- The Startup Law Clinic addresses the transactional and corporate needs of student-led startups, including counseling on entity formation, intellectual property licensing and registration, and equity and investment issues. Students counsel clients through the entire life-cycle of a startup, including representing clients in negotiation and drafting contracts and other documents where appropriate.
Students work 35 hours per week for 10 weeks over the summer.
The Matthew Z. Gomes Fellowship
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 each as our third class of Matthew Z. Gomes Fellows, along with our other summer 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.
Qualifying students are encouraged to apply for the Gomes Fellowship.
How to Apply
Current BU Law 1Ls and 2Ls students are encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and transcript via Symplicity by Tuesday, January 21, at 4pm. If applying for the Matthew Z. Gomes Fellowship, the cover letter should address the student’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 34380
- Summer Fellow, Technology Law Clinic – listing 34378
- Matthew Z. Gomes Fellow, Startup Law Clinic – listing 34379
- Summer Fellow, Startup Law Clinic – listing 34376