About the Office of the General Counsel

The General Counsel is the chief legal officer of the University. The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is responsible for the coordination and management of all legal issues affecting the University. The OGC advises the Board of Trustees, the President, and the University’s academic and administrative units regarding a wide range of issues, including contracts, regulatory compliance, employment law, intellectual property, student conduct and governance.

The goal of the OGC is to provide quality legal services promptly and effectively, and to assist in minimizing legal risks and costs efficiently, reliably and professionally, while supporting the University’s missions including teaching, research and scholarship.