Mission and Role: The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is the in house law firm for the University of Maryland, College Park. Administrators, faculty and staff members should consult with an OGC attorney when legal issues arise during the course of university activities or business. At OGC we help our university clients fulfill their educational, research, and entrepreneurial missions in accord with the many legal and policy requirements applicable to public research universities. We are problem solvers committed to helping our clients achieve their goals in a creative, practical, and timely manner.
This website is an educational resource for university clients, and is not intended to provide legal advice for any particular situation.

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This website is provided as a resource for learning basic legal competencies on a variety of topics that affect the university.

Disclaimer Notice: These materials are presented here for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice on a particular matter. Legal advice must be tailored to the specific facts and circumstances relating to an issue. For legal advice on a particular university matter within your official responsibilities, please consult with a member of the Office of General Counsel.