Legal Help for MIT Students

Technology & Cyberlaw Clinic

Andy Sellars of the new BU-MIT Law Clinic and Dazza Greenwood commenced a collaboration on behalf of access to justice and innovative startups earlier today.  For his part, Dazza will maintain a top level menu and other anchor points at law.MIT.edu to ensure this important legal resource is easily discoverable by the entire MIT community and beyond.  

Andy runs the Technology & Cyberlaw Clinic created in a recent collaboration between MIT and Boston University School of Law. Clients are represented by BU Law students, working under the supervision of Clinic Director Andy Sellars.

Clinic hours initially will be hold office hours on Fridays from 10am – 5pm at the Martin Trust Center in E40-160. Students may drop in for consultation, but may need to wait to be seen if they do not have a scheduled meeting time.

MIT students can contact both clinics at bulaw@mit.edu. Students interested in contacting the Technology & Cyberlaw Clinic directly can also contact its director, Andy Sellars, at sellars@bu.edu. The Clinic also holds open office hours on Fridays during the school year between 10am and 5pm, at a rotating series of locations around the MIT campus, including the Martin Trust Center. Their full schedule and additional information is available at the Clinic’s website, at http://sites.bu.edu/tclc/.

The clinic is available to assist currently-enrolled MIT students with legal matters related to their innovative projects and ventures in areas including:

  • Privacy and data security

  • Computer crimes and torts

  • Use of third-party intellectual property

  • Communications law

  • FOIA, public records, and access to government information

  • Publication of sensitive information

  • Response to cease-and-desist letters and other legal threats