About Us

The Office of the University Counsel provides comprehensive legal services to support the University of Colorado, one of the country's premier public research institutions.

The counsel protects and defends the university's legal interests in accordance with the laws of the United States and the state of Colorado, and guides the principles of integrity, knowledge, and humanity.

University Counsel provides legal advice to the four campuses of the University of Colorado, the Board of Regents and system administration. Additionally, the Litigation Unit provides comprehensive legal defense to the university.

Campus Counsel Mission

The campus counsel attorneys practice higher education law and advise campus constituents on laws that impact a major research institution, including employment law, contract law and real property law. The offices report to the University Counsel and advise counsel on the various campus constituents. In addition, the counsel offices represent the campuses in State Personnel Board administrative hearings and minor court cases.