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The role of the Office of Legal Counsel is to provide representation to the 14 public universities which comprise the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). This page includes, but is not limited to, some of the areas of law in which the attorneys in the Office Legal Counsel provide routine advice on a regular basis.

University personnel should never hesitate to contact their University Legal Counsel in the event of a legal issue pursuant to the University's communication protocols. The Office of Legal Counsel strives to be involved in pertinent matters as early as possible for the benefit of all parties.

The information contained within these pages are a starting point to inquiries that you may have but in no way should be a substitute for tailored advice to any given legal situation.