Only the Corporate Secretary for the Board of Regents and the University General Counsel are authorized to accept service of process against the University of Minnesota, whether that service is of a summons and complaint, subpoena, or other legal document.  Due to current conditions, the building in which the offices of these individuals sit is closed.  Therefore, those wishing to effect service of process against the University are directed to email the Office of the General Counsel at for instructions for effecting proper service of process.  An email to the Office of the General Counsel will not be considered proper service on the University.  


The University of Minnesota is one of the largest, most complex research universities in the country. It also has numerous programs and collaborations with institutions around the world. Its legal needs are highly varied and specialized. The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) exists to meet those needs. This website provides an introduction to the legal services the OGC provides, and helps you determine whether you should contact one of the OGC attorneys. 

The OGC is also responsible for the supervision of Athletic ComplianceData Access & Privacy, and University Clery Compliance offices, which maintain their own websites.

Nothing contained in this website may be construed or relied upon as legal advice. Consult an attorney directly regarding your specific legal needs.

Contact Us

Office of the General Counsel
360 McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-624-4100 (phone)
612-626-9624 (fax)

Make a data request through the Data Request Center.

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