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General Counsel | Michigan State University

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The Office of the General Counsel provides legal advice and representation to the University through its President, Board of Trustees, and administration on a broad array of legal issues affecting a modern, public research institution.  Our services include advice and counsel on all matters that have legal significance for the University, including contract review, advice regarding state and federal laws, legal workshops and educational programs.  The Office of the General Counsel represents the University with respect to all litigation and supervises all outside legal services provided to the University to assure they meet the highest standards

The Office of the General Counsel cannot provide legal advice to students or employees about legal problems that are personal in nature.  Students may contact ASMSU Legal Services.  Information about that service is available on the ASMSU website.

Students and employees may also contact one of the many legal aid offices in the state, although income and other eligibility requirements may apply.  In addition, the State Bar of Michigan offers a lawyer referral service.