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Statement of Purpose

The Office of the General Counsel is committed to advancing the educational mission of the University through the provision of skilled legal advice designed to help inform sound decision-making in all aspects of the University’s operation.

We endeavor to work collaboratively with our clients at the University to advance their objectives through the provision of timely advice, vigorous advocacy, and creative problem-solving, while acting at all times in accordance with the highest standards of ethics and integrity.


All materials provided on this website, including the contents of linked pages, are provided for general informational purposes only. While we seek to provide links to current and authoritative information, neither UVM nor this office guarantees the accuracy of information accessible online; therefore, this information must not be relied upon as substitute for legal advice from a qualified attorney. Please contact a UVM Office of the General Counsel attorney to obtain current legal advice specifically responsive to your questions.