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The University of Georgia has begun a phased re-opening of campus in preparation for the upcoming fall semester. Until the last phase of this plan begins in August, the Office of Legal Affairs will operate on a modified schedule. The best way to reach us during this time is via email to an individual account or to our office account at legal@uga.edu. We will check this email account regularly and distribute messages appropriately.  

The Office of Legal Affairs is the University of Georgia's in-house legal counsel. Attorneys in the Office of Legal Affairs provide legal advice and counseling to the University through its administrators, faculty, and staff in the course of their duties on behalf of the University.  The Office of Legal Affairs does not provide legal advice to administrators, faculty, staff, or students in their individual capacities.

In addition to providing legal counseling to the University, other areas of responsibility for the Office of Legal Affairs include policy interpretation and advice, administration of the University's grievance and dispute resolution procedures, contract review, and -- in conjunction with the Attorney General -- management of actual or threatened litigation in which the University is involved. The Office of Legal Affairs is also available to provide training and informative programs on legal issues applicable to units of the University.

The Office of Legal Affairs consists of seven attorneys and three administrative staff. Every unit and college of the University has a designated attorney in the Office of Legal Affairs, while each attorney also has specific areas of subject matter expertise.  Representatives of the Office of Legal Affairs can be contacted by calling 706-542-0006. We are located in the historic Lustrat House on North Campus. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact us at:

Office of Legal Affairs

230 South Jackson Street


Lustrat House 

University of Georgia 

Athens, GA 30602-1693

Phone: (706) 542-0006 | Fax: (706) 542-3248

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