If you have visited our campus lately, you may have noticed the #ProudtoBU street banners along Commonwealth Avenue. The banners feature BU students and their unique accomplishments. Representing the School of Law is Kelvin Chan (’16), a 3L student who worked in our Entrepreneurship & Intellectual Property Clinic this past year.
Since we opened this clinic at MIT last fall, Kelvin and seven of his fellow BU Law students have provided legal guidance to more than 75 MIT students. Our students have worked on a wide range of issues related to intellectual property, contract, and corporate law. In part as a result of their work, their MIT student clients have started a variety of successful ventures, including a platform for analyzing commercial maritime logistics, a non-profit focused on suicide prevention, and a start-up that enables customers to request a personal chef visit their home.
Later this month, the Entrepreneurship & IP Clinic will welcome its first two summer fellows: Malavika Lobo (’17) and Alexandra Noymer (’18). We are grateful to the Boston office of WilmerHale for making a generous gift in support of the clinic’s summer fellows program.
We are also pleased to announce that this clinic is now headed by a new director, Jerry O’Connor. He replaced Eve Brown, who stepped down to start her own firm. Jerry comes to BU Law with more than 20 years of experience as a practicing attorney, primarily representing technology entrepreneurs and providing general corporate representation.
In the fall, we will be opening our second clinic with MIT: the Technology & Cyberlaw Clinic. Our students will advise MIT students on laws related to technology and the Internet that may affect their innovation-related activities. Starting July 1, this clinic will be headed by Andy Sellars, who is currently an attorney at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society.
While the school year may be winding down, our two clinics with MIT are gearing up for a busy summer and preparing for a productive fall!