The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) was established in 1981 to serve the legal needs of the University of Minnesota, including all of the University's campuses and operations. General Counsel Doug Peterson supervises and directs the activities of an in-house staff of attorneys, paralegals and support personnel, as well as outside counsel. The OGC is located at McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota Gateway.

Listed below are some of the many areas in which the OGC provides advice, along with the names of staff contacts regarding each topic. You may also find the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of this website helpful.