Who We Represent

Our office represents the University, including University officials acting in their official capacities. Our office does not represent individual faculty, staff members, or students in personal legal matters including employment or student relationships with the University. For help with personal legal matters, please see our Useful Links page.

Client Satisfaction Survey

Clients representing all seven campuses and University Administration were invited in 2016 to participate in our third biennial Client Satisfaction Survey.  We are pleased to announce that the results of the 2016 survey reflects that our office continues to provide a very high level of service to the University in terms of outcomes, cost-effective service, and awareness and appreciation of our clients' goals.

Annual Report

One of the many accomplishments our office achieved in 2017-18 is partnering with the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) to bring a new area of law, Intellectual Property, in-house.  This gave us the opportunity to add a Chief Intellectual Property Counsel and a Chief Counsel for Technology Licensing. These attorneys will manage the legal work for the University’s intellectual property and draft agreements between the University and the various entities that license our technology. By bringing this work in-house, the University will reduce outside counsel expenses and will be better able to manage outside counsel.

Our office remains committed to serving the University community with the highest degree of legal service and professionalism.  Read more about this effort and all the ways we serve you in our 2017-18 Annual Report.

You can read our annual reports from prior years below.

Charges for Our Services

Our office has implemented a limited chargeback system for specified services it provides to University units. Your unit will be charged back modest, set fees for only a few types of services. Examples include:

  • Flat fees for specified immigration-related services. See our Immigration page for more information.
  • An annual flat fee for each lawsuit our office manages on behalf of your unit.
  • Special projects of significant magnitude that requires substantial effort from our office.

This limited chargeback system will allow our office to more accurately allocate its operating costs to units based on their utilization of our services.

If you have question about our limited chargeback system, please contact Jeff Goetz.