The Office of the General Counsel provides legal advice and support to Santa Clara University on issues that impact the University. We advise the University's Trustees, administrators, faculty, and staff when acting in their official capacities.
The Office of the General Counsel does not provide personal legal services. That means that we do not provide legal advice or support to students or to employees of the University who are not acting in their official capacities.
We support the University through contract review and drafting; policy analysis and development; interpretation of local, state, and federal laws and regulations; engagement of outside counsel, when necessary; and general legal advice on issues facing the University.