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The Office of the General Counsel coordinates and supervises all legal services for the University of Wyoming by providing timely legal guidance; addressing existing and potential legal problems; reducing exposure to legal risk; and helping University units effectively and efficiently achieve their objectives.
The University is our client, but our legal services are provided to the Board of Trustees, the President, University Officers, deans and heads of academic units, department heads, or other designated representatives of the University. We provide legal advice and representation to those employees acting within the scope of their duties, but we cannot provide personal legal advice to any individual.
The Office of General Counsel provides legal advice in a wide variety of practice areas.
Office of General Counsel responsibilities include:
Legal advice to Trustees, President and Administration
Communications with the State of Wyoming Attorney General’s Office
Contracts and agreements
Copyright and trademark
Discrimination and harassment
Ethics and conflict of interest
Litigation, subpoenas and government investigations
Management of UW Regulations, Presidential Directives, Policies and Procedures
Policy development and interpretation
Public records and open meetings
Student education records requests (FERPA)
Wyoming Public Records Act request
DISCLAIMER -- The Office of General Counsel does not intend the information on this site as a substitute for legal counsel and advice. It is intended solely as an informational resource. University personnel should contact the Office of General Counsel when matters of serious legal consequence are at issue.