Law Group


MIT Sloan’s Law Unit offers courses that explore the various areas of business and technology-related law, including entrepreneurship, innovation, strategy, finance, management, social media, and cutting-edge technology. These courses are open to students from any department across MIT.

One of the most important goals of the MIT Sloan Law Unit is creating the foundational knowledge and sensitivity of the law needed by managers in all industries and in companies of all sizes. Given the strong entrepreneurial ecosystem within MIT, it is also critical for the group to provide a proper legal framework for entrepreneurship and innovation.

The MIT Sloan Law Unit consists of faculty with unparalleled experience in the law and legal education. All faculty hold JDs, with specialties including intellectual property and computer privacy, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, banking, healthcare, regulation, and legislation. To learn more please view John Akula's website:

Focus On: Executive Education

In addition to classes for MBA students, the Law Unit offers short, targeted courses to participantion of MIT Sloan Executive Education’s Open Enrollment Programs. Among the latest programs is The Essential Law for Executives: The MIT Advantage.


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