Office of Legal Affairs

Our Mission

Whom We Can Help

The Office of Legal Affairs provides legal advice and representation to The Ohio State University, to its constituent units and affiliated entities, and to its trustees, officers, employees, and student leaders while acting on the university's behalf. Each of the lawyers in the Office of Legal Affairs is appointed as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio in addition to his or her university job title.

Not one of these people? Try our sister office, Student Legal Services.

What We Can Provide

Our services include advice and counsel on all matters having legal significance for the university, contract review, legal workshops and educational programs. The Office of Legal Affairs provides oversight of all litigation including cases assigned to special counsel appointed by the Attorney General for the State of Ohio.

For specific advice, search above or browse our Legal Topics.

Featured Topics

  • Attorney-Client Privilege

    Communications with lawyers in the Office of Legal Affairs are protected and regarded as confidential…

    Attorney-Client Privilege Info
  • Litigation

    The Office of Legal Affairs is responsible for the representation of the university in all legal matters…

    Litigation Info
  • Political Activity Guidelines

    University staff and faculty members are encouraged to fully and freely exercise their constitutional…

    Political Activity Guidelines Info

Latest Updates

  • 08/03/2017
    Waiver of Conflict
    The Waiver of Conflict form has now changed. Take a look at the updated forms and resources.
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  • 06/30/2017
    Considerations for Creation of an Affiliated Entity
    The Considerations for Creation of an Affiliated Entity form has now changed. Take a look at the updated forms and resources.
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  • 06/30/2017
    Affiliate Annual Report Template
    The Affiliate Annual Report Template form has now changed. Take a look at the updated forms and resources.
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  • 06/30/2017
    Affiliated Entities policy
    The Affiliated Entities policy form has now changed. Take a look at the updated forms and resources.
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