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MIT Submits Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Harvard/UNC Admissions Cases

August 2022

MIT, together with Stanford, IBM, and Aeris Communications, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. Harvard and SFFA v. University of North Carolina asking the Court to uphold over 40 years of precedent allowing colleges and universities to consider race as one of many factors in admissions.

Guidance for Students/Advisors Relating to Student Externships/Internships

June 2022

Frequently, the MIT Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is contacted by students, research and academic advisors and administrative officers in various DLCs concerning questions related to a student’s externship or internship opportunity.

Transactions among Tax-exempt and Taxable Organizations

May 2022

This article describes how to analyze certain transactions among nonprofit organization described in IRC section 501(c)(3) (such as MIT) and one or more other organizations, whether taxable or tax-exempt. 

China and the PIPL: New Protections and Rights for Personal Information

April 2022

On November 1, 2021, China joined the growing number of foreign countries that have adopted new, sweeping data protection legislation.  Sharing many of the same goals and objectives of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), China’s Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) seeks to enhance the rights of individuals to understand and control how their personal information is obtained, used, and maintained by third parties.  Similar to the GDPR, the PIPL has an extraterritorial application, meaning that it applies outside of China to entities that process...

Explaining the Consulting Agreement Rider for Outside Professional Activities

March 2022

The Institute’s policies governing outside professional activities are designed to encourage active participation in research, which is enriched in many cases by direct professional engagement with industry, business, government, and other institutions.