General Counsel

Welcome to St. Olaf College’s Office of the General Counsel. We hope this site provides helpful information regarding our office and its services. The General Counsel manages all legal affairs arising out of the various operations of St. Olaf College. Always guided by the best interests of the College, the General Counsel’s mission is to provide timely, thoughtful and practical legal advice that reflects St. Olaf’s mission and values, assures compliance with applicable legal obligations, and makes the best use of the College’s resources. The General Counsel represents St. Olaf College.  This representation includes representing members of the Board of Regents, administrators, faculty, staff and students when these individuals are performing responsibilities on the College’s behalf.

The information and materials on this website provide general information. Nothing contained herein shall be construed or relied upon as a contract or as legal advice. The Office of the General Counsel is available to assist with St. Olaf College-related legal matters. The General Counsel represents the College only, and cannot provide legal advice to students, staff, faculty or other community members on personal matters.

The Office of the General Counsel is committed to providing an environment that is welcoming and inclusive of all.  As with all St. Olaf programs and activities, the Office of the General Counsel does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, marital status, or any other legally protected status.