The Office of the Vice Chancellor and General Counsel is the legal counsel for the University and its wholly-owned affiliated entities. In accordance with the University’s Policy on Retention and Instruction of Outside Counsel (pdf), all requests for legal assistance related to the University’s operations should be directed to OGC. The decision to retain outside counsel rests solely with OGC. OGC considers a number of factors when making a determination to engage outside counsel, including cost and the subject matter of the representation. Faculty, staff and students may not employ outside attorneys to represent or provide legal services to the University or its affiliated entities. Additionally, all communications from outside attorneys should be referred to OGC.