Services Provided by the Office of Legal Counsel

  • Provides advice and legal opinions on matters that have legal implications for the University.

  • Provides guidance in matters of compliance with the myriad of federal and state regulations as well as Board of Regents policy and UM policy.

  • Assists with review and revision of University policies and procedures.

  • Engages with campus community in prevention efforts including providing training in matters of compliance and risk reduction.

  • Retains and manages outside legal counsel who work on matters requiring specialized expertise.

  • Serves as a resource to the campus community for informed decision making and problem solving.

  • Reviews and assists with drafting contracts and other legal agreements involving the University and individual units of the University.

  • Represents the University in judicial and administrative litigation proceedings.