Policy AD-49 Office of General Counsel
The Office of the Vice President and General Counsel was formed in 2010. The first in-house Vice President and General Counsel began on February 15, 2010, and is responsible for overseeing all legal affairs of the University, which includes the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine located in Hershey, the University Park campus and 19 others, 2 special mission campuses across the Commonwealth and the World Campus.
The current staff includes the general counsel, eleven associate general counsels, one assistant general counsel, one law fellow, three paralegals, one executive assistant, one administrative assistant and one financial assistant. The General Counsel reports directly to the President and the Board of Trustees.
The Office of General Counsel provides legal advice and representation to the Board of Trustees, the President and other administrators in their capacity as agents conducting University business. The attorneys in the office do not provide legal services to faculty, staff or students in their personal matters. Students with personal legal issues should contact the Office of Student Legal Services.