What We Do

The Office of the General counsel is staffed by a team of legal professionals dedicated to advising, counseling and, when necessary, defending the University of Oregon, as well as its agents and employees when acting within the course and scope of their university duties. The office and its attorneys do not represent any individual exclusive of the university as an institution.

Our role is to advise the University of Oregon’s personnel in all aspects of their work at the university. We do not represent employees on matters that are personal to those employees and we do not provide legal advice to students except when those students are employees or are acting in an official role at the university (for example, as an officer in student government or as a student trustee on the Board of Trustees). If you are a student or employee looking for legal help unrelated to your work at the university, please visit our referrals page.