Johnston Hall

What the Office of Legal Counsel Does

Note: Due to Covid-19 and in accordance with University guidance, the Office of Legal Counsel is working remotely. To arrange for service of court documents, please email Mary Murphy at:

What We Do

The role of the Office of Legal Counsel is to:

  • Provide strategic legal advice directly to the Executive Officers, to Deans, Chairs and Directors in both administrative and academic units, and to such University committees and entities, as appropriate
  • Provide input into legal documents and policies, practices and any matters having legal significance to the University
  • Retain, instruct and oversee external legal counsel on behalf of the University
  • Manage the costs of legal services in an effective and cost efficient manner in order to maximize the value of the University’s expenditures and to minimize the University’s exposure to risk
  • Participate in special initiatives and sensitive projects on an as-needed basis
  • Provide seminars and other informational initiatives on legal issues affecting the University
Last updated: October 16, 2020 15:10 EDT