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OFFICE OF LEGAL AFFAIRS AND GENERAL COUNSEL

The Office of the Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel represents the interests of Oakland University on all legal matters, provides legal counsel to the Board of Trustees and the President, and prepares, coordinates and supervises the legal defense and prosecution of lawsuits and other legal actions for the University.  The Office also represents the University before federal, state and local government agencies. 

The Office provides legal advice and counsel to the University's Board of Trustees, President, Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, Faculty, and Staff as appropriate, on a variety of legal matters including student and employment law, employment benefits, health care law, research, intellectual property and technology transfer, immigration, constitutional law, construction, real property, administrative law, athletics, risk management, contracts, business matters, and governmental regulation issues.  The Office also reviews, approves, and drafts contracts and develops University policies and procedures involving legal matters.  

The University's Freedom of Information Act Coordinator is an Assistant General Counsel.


SECRETARY TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The Secretary to the Board of Trustees schedules and organizes meetings of the Board of Trustees and other board-related activities, maintains minutes and official records of the Board of Trustees, and maintains a compendium of the University's policies, regulations, and procedures.