Our mission is to provide high-quality service and leadership in proactively managing and coordinating University legal affairs; to support and enhance the University’s educational, research, public service mission, core purpose, and core values; and to advance the overall mission of the University through:
  • timely and accurate provision of legal advice and counsel to University officers and administrators
  • serving as a resource for ethical informed decision-making and creative problem solving
  • educating University personnel in order to reduce the risks of litigation and liability
  • coordinating and supervising all legal services for the University


We are guided by operating principles of integrity and the highest ethical standards; a commitment to excellence; continuously updated legal expertise; professionalism; creativity; sound decision-making; prevention; effectiveness; risk management; teamwork; effective communication; courtesy and respect; consensus-building; timeliness; and professional growth