The Office of Legal Counsel provides or coordinates all legal services required by the University. It has conduct over the legal affairs of 23 different Faculties and Schools, dozens of administrative units, and nearly 9,000 faculty and staff. The work of the sub-unit involves risk-management and protecting the University's corporate and legal interests in regard to its operations, agreements, disputes and liabilities.
In addition to addressing these financial risks, the Office of Legal Counsel concerns itself with the protection of the University's reputation with government, funding agencies, donors, businesses, accrediting bodies, professional governing bodies and the general public.
It helps facilitate projects and partnerships which are critical to the functioning and the strategic priorities of the University.