Overview of Services

The Office of the General Counsel performs a wide variety of legal services. These include advising University officials on regulatory compliance and other legal aspects of their duties; representing the University in litigation before federal and state courts and administrative agencies; advising on issues involving risk management; preparing and negotiating contracts between the University and other entities; and representing the University in real estate and other commercial transactions.

Principal areas of the Office's practice include the following:

  • Academic Affairs
  • Affirmative Action and Non-Discrimination
  • Athletics - Title IX
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Contract and Procurement
  • Construction
  • Copyright, Trademark, and Publishing
  • Corporate Governance
  • Disability and Handicap Law
  • Employment/OSHA/Wage-Hour Laws
  • Employee Benefits
  • Health Care Administration
  • Immigration
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor Law
  • Litigation - Internal Investigations
  • Personal Injury - Tort Defense
  • Police and Security
  • Real Estate and Land Use
  • Records Access and Privacy
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Scientific Misconduct
  • Sponsored Research
  • Student Affairs and Discipline
  • Technology Transfer
  • Telecommunications