Our mission is to serve the university as a strategic partner and legal advisor by collaborating with our campus colleagues to advance the university’s mission of excellence.  In doing so, the division of General Counsel and Risk Management provides timely, professional, practical and ethical advice on a wide range of legal issues, including: academic matters, corporate matters, corporate governance, employment matters, civil rights, finance, intellectual property, real estate, taxation, employment, privacy, security, and crisis management.

  • We strive to remove obstacles that impede our clients’ goals.
  • We empower our clients with knowledge of the law to enhance sound independent decision-making.
  • We help our clients develop sound legal approaches that anticipate potential problems and address actual ones.
  • We accomplish our mission through a highly dedicated and diverse team committed to excellence in every aspect of its service to the University of Puget Sound.