OGC Attorney Margaret Brill Retires

May 2017

With much gratitude and mixed emotions, we celebrated the retirement of Margaret Brill in June, 2016.

Protests and Demonstrations on College Campuses

April 2017

Recent protests have highlighted the balance between the right to free expression and the obligation to be nondisruptive.

Safety Information for International Travel

April 2017

Travel safety should be a top priority for any MIT student, faculty or staff member planning on travelling to another country.

MIT Files Amicus Briefs in Lawsuits Challenging President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

March 2017 (updated April 2018)

MIT joined several amicus, or “friend of the court,” briefs with other universities in response to the President’s two executive orders and one Proclamation restricting citizens of certain countries from entering the United States.

US patent office’s ruling on CRISPR

March 2017

On February 15, 2017, the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued a decision in a dispute concerning certain patent rights over a genome-editing system, known as CRISPR-Cas9.