Office of General Counsel


The Office of General Counsel (OGC) fosters the dynamic educational environment of Arizona State University in support of its mission as The New American University. Our goals are to provide, manage and coordinate quality legal services for the university; minimize legal risks and costs; reduce litigation; and ensure legal compliance and do so efficiently, reliably and professionally.

OGC performs the following services for ASU:

  1. Analyzes and advises ASU personnel on the legal implications of policy and other decisions under applicable law, regulations, and policies.
  2. Represents ASU in litigation matters, administrative proceedings, and significant transactions.
  3. Engages in various activities to prevent legal claims against ASU.
  4. Conducts and participates in a number of training sessions and department specific presentations on selected legal topics.


Some of the legal material found at this site has been abridged from laws, regulations, court decisions, administrative rulings, ABOR and ASU policies and other sources. Further details may be necessary for complete analysis and understanding in particular matters. The information contained at this site, and related links, is not a substitute for professional legal counsel. Any discrepancy between the information at this site and ASU policy is not intended to alter or amend official ASU policy or procedure.

Any links to non-Arizona State University information are provided as a courtesy. They are not intended to nor do they constitute an endorsement by the Arizona Board of Regents or Arizona State University of the linked materials.