OGC Guidance Concerning Cooperation with Immigration and Law Enforcement Agents

August 2019

The Office of the General Counsel has prepared a bulletin to assist MIT community members in understanding how to interact with immigration or law enforcement agents on campus and during entry into the U.S. The bulletin provides practical information, contacts and links to other useful resources. The bulletin can be accessed by using an MIT Certificate and can be found here.

Political Activity at MIT

July 2019

As “election season” becomes virtually year-round, and political speech becomes louder and more strident, it is important to review some of the Do’s and Don’ts of political activity at MIT.

Massachusetts Amends Data Breach Law

June 2019

In the wake of recent high profile data breaches, Massachusetts recently enacted significant changes to its data breach protection law, M.G.L. c. 93H.  Effective April 11, 2019, these changes, highlighted below, bring the law to the forefront of the most protective consumer protection statutes in the nation and position Massachusetts as a leader in the area of data security and protection. 

Relevant Trademark Issues for Naming DLCs, Makerspaces & Student Groups

May 2019

Consistent with the Institute’s continual growth, evolution and commitment toward helping to solve the world’s greatest challenges, new groups are being formed on campus at breakneck pace. Whether these are new centers, consortiums, makerspaces or student groups, one of the most fun parts to getting a new group off the ground is choosing a name.  This article is intended to provide a few pointers, and some background considerations, if you find yourself in the position of helping to choose a name for a new group here at MIT.

MIT Joins Amicus Brief Concerning the Department of Homeland Security’s August 2018 “Unlawful Presence” Memorandum regarding F, J, and M Visa Holders

April 2019

On December 21, 2018, MIT joined an amicus brief with 64 other institutions of higher education supporting Plaintiffs in the case captioned Guilford College, et al. v. Kirstjen Nielsen, et al. in the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.