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Office of General Counsel

Areas of Practice

The below are practice areas that the Office of General Counsel provides advice and counsel on to the university. The below is not an exhaustive list. If a university employee has a legal question on any of the below matters or a matter that may have legal significance for the university, please contact the Office of General Counsel at

  • Accreditation, Authorizations, and Higher Education Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Board Governance
  • Clery Act
  • Contracts
  • Due Process
  • Employment Matters
  • Environmental Health & Safety
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • First Amendment (Free Speech, Religion, Etc.)
  • General Business Matters
  • Healthcare and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual Property (Copyrights, Trademarks, and Patents)
  • International Activities (Export Controls, Study Abroad, etc.)
  • Labor Relations
  • Litigation
  • Minors on Campus
  • Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC) Complaints
  • Ohio Ethics Law
  • Policy Development
  • Political Activity
  • Public Records
  • Real Estate, Real Property, Construction, and Facilities
  • Risk Management/Compliance
  • Student Affairs (Student Conduct, Admissions, Student Organizations, Etc.)
  • Subpoenas
  • Tax
  • Title IX
  • Title VII
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Complaints
  • Worker’s Compensation