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Students walking at the Avery Point campus.Tiger lillies grow outside Starr Hall at the Law School in Hartford.Morning view of a swing with gratitude carved into the seat at Mirror Lake on April 18, 2017. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)A trees silhouette at Mirror Lake Wilbur on April 18, 2017. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

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 OGC works with the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office on litigation and other matters.

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.