Office of General Counsel

Mission Statement

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.

Office of General Counsel Strategic Plan

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University Governance


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

  • Employment law

  • Ethics and conflict of interest

  • Intellectual property



  • Immigration

  • Litigation, subpoenas and government investigations

  • Management of UW Regulations, Presidential Directives, Policies and Procedures

  • Policy development and interpretation 

  • Public records and open meetings 

  • Regulatory compliance 

  • Student education records requests (FERPA)

  • Wyoming Public Records Act request 

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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.



Contact Us

Office of General Counsel

Tara Evans, Vice President and General Counsel

Old Main 204

1000 E. University Ave.

Dept. 3434

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4997

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