Our Vision

Statements of Vision for OLA

Our vision for the Office of Legal Affairs at The Ohio State University is that we support the mission and values of the university by providing high quality, innovative legal services. We are a strong developer of talent and an exemplar of diversity, integrity, inclusivity and transparency in legal practice. We are a leader in higher education that attracts, recruits, and retains top professionals. Here’s some of what that means to us:



We work closely and thoughtfully with university leaders, the Attorney General’s Office and our community and industry partners to advance the mission, vision and strategy of the university – we’re highly responsive and collaborative legal experts.


We are innovative thinkers that promote and foster creativity in higher education, business and legal strategy. We are known for striking the right balance between sound legal guidance, conventional wisdom and next level innovation.


We produce high-quality work in a way and on a timeline to achieve university goals. We serve as leaders in our field, providing our experience and knowledge to the university and collaborating with peers in our university system and across the country.


Our work supports the university’s efforts to meet its regulatory obligations, respond appropriately to concerns, and to hold others and ourselves to the highest standards of integrity, accountability, and exemplify the university values.

Developing People

We are a place to have a meaningful and rewarding career, to grow and develop both personally and professionally. We foster an inclusive environment that attracts and develops top talent. We support our professionals and provide experiences to allow them to continue to be challenged, as they work on novel and groundbreaking projects for the institution.

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