BU LAW CLINICS:
MIT and Boston University School of Law have established two clinics to offer free legal guidance to student innovators and entrepreneurs. Through this unique collaboration, student innovators are connected with future lawyers from BU Law to address legal issues associated with their efforts to turn ideas into businesses and to pursue innovative projects. All undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in any school or academic department at MIT are eligible for free legal advice through the two clinics, the BU/MIT Startup Law Clinic and the BU/MIT Technology Law Clinic.
BU/MIT Startup Law Clinic
The BU/MIT Startup Law Clinic was launched in September 2015 to assist students with legal matters related to their entrepreneurial activities, including:
- Entity selection, formation and capital structuring;
- Closely held business counseling;
- Drafting, review and negotiation of contracts and other documents;
- Intellectual property counseling, auditing and strategic planning;
- Trademark searches and registrations;
- Copyright fair use opinions, clearances and registrations; and
- Representation in angel, venture and commercial financing.
Learn more about the BU/MIT Startup Law Clinic by visiting their website at: https://sites.bu.edu/startuplaw/
BU/MIT Technology Law Clinic
The BU/MIT Technology Law Clinic, launched in September 2016, is available to assist students with legal matters related to their innovative academic and extracurricular activities, 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
Learn more about the BU/MIT Technology Law Clinic by visiting their website at: https://sites.bu.edu/techlaw/
FOR PERSONAL LEGAL MATTERS:
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OTHER RESOURCES FOR POLICIES, INFORMATION AND HELP:
The COD resolves complaints of alleged violations of policies and/or community standards by a student, former student, or student organization in a way that is objective and educational, not legalistic or adversarial.
LBGTQ+ Services supports numerous student, employee, and alumni groups as well as other departments and initiatives on campus aiming to foster equity, intersectionality, and the continuum of social justice. From individual student support to organizational development and institutional policy advocacy, LBGTQ+ Services' support, programming, and educational endeavors aim to enhance the experiences of MIT's LBGTQ+ community.
The official guide to MIT's expectations of all undergraduate and graduate students.
MindHandHeart is a coalition of students, faculty, and staff with fresh insights, new ideas, and diverse perspectives working collaboratively and strategically to strengthen the fabric of our MIT community.
The DSL encompasses departments that touch every area of student life and its work affects every student at MIT.
Comprised of over 20 chaplains and 40 student groups, The Office of Religious Life reflects the diversity of the Institute’s community. Through regular opportunities for worship, meditation, prayer, and study, the office is a resource for students, faculty, and staff, of all faith traditions and belief systems.
Urgent Care: (617) 253-1311.
Urgent Mental Health Concerns: (617) 253-2916.
(617) 253-1212 or 100 from any MIT phone.
This is the online portal to support resources for MIT's graduate and undergraduate students. The site's purpose is to provide a clear path to help, advice and support for students in need, as well as to offer insight into how various programs and services work.
The Office of Graduate Education (OGE) supports and serves individual graduate students, programs, and schools in order to make graduate education at MIT empowering, exciting, holistic, and transformative.
The Office of Student Conduct (OSC) is the beginning point of all conduct and academic integrity complaints against students and is an impartial resource for all parties in the complaint resolution process.
The Chancellor is responsible for advising MIT's President on undergraduate and graduate education and residential life policies and plays a leading role in strategic planning, faculty appointments, resource development, and campus planning activities
The Office of the Vice Chancellor (OVC) works alongside students, faculty, and staff from across the Institute to enhance the undergraduate and graduate student academic experience.
The MIT Ombuds Office helps people express concerns, resolve disputes, manage conflicts and learn more productive ways of communicating. The Ombuds Office serves as an independent, confidential, neutral and informal resource to the diverse MIT community—it is a resource for faculty, staff, students and post-docs.
Departmental REFS (dREFS) are graduate students trained & certified in conflict management (just like iREFS). They serve and support their local graduate community. iREFS are graduate students formally trained & certified in conflict management skills and operate just like departmental REFS (dREFS), but are not restricted to a single department or program.
Student Disability Services (SDS) is part of the Division of Student Life. The SDS mission is to ensure equal access for students with disabilities while upholding the integrity of MIT’s programs and services. They serve all of MIT’s students, both undergraduate and graduate students.
The S3 mission is to promote the academic success and holistic experience of students, especially undergraduates. S3 reinforces the core values of MIT by providing support in an accessible and respectful environment. They further provide advice and advocacy for students and act as a hub of resources, referrals, and information across the MIT community. S3 staff are integrated with other resources, including Student Disability Services, to provide comprehensive academic and personal support to undergraduates.
Any student, faculty, or staff member who has concerns about gender discrimination, including any concerns pertaining to sexual misconduct, is encouraged to seek the assistance of the Title IX Coordinators. Coordinators will provide information on resources for assistance and options to address concerns.
Violence Prevention and Response is MIT’s primary, on-campus resource for preventing and responding to interpersonal violence, including sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment.