The BU/MIT Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw Program is a collaboration between the Boston University School of Law and MIT. BU Law students, together with experienced faculty, work with students who run into legal issues with their innovative and academic work.
Students who are currently registered at BU or MIT, and business entities in which a currently registered BU or MIT student have an active management role, may be eligible for free legal assistance through the Clinic.
Founded in September 2015, the partnership came in response to college and graduate students at MIT who asked for greater legal support for their startups and independent academic activities.
How It Works
Currently registered MIT or BU students, and startup or early stage businesses in which a currently registered MIT or BU student has an active management role, can apply for free legal assistance through the Clinic. Eligible applicants are not guaranteed services even if they are eligible. Whether the clinic can accept any particular potential client depends on a number of factors, including not only client eligibility but also the clinic’s current workload, conflicts and other professional responsibility considerations, and our assessment of the fit between the legal services we provide and the needs of the potential client.