THE OFFICE OF UNIVERSITY LEGAL COUNSEL PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF LEGAL SERVICES TO THE UNIVERSITY:
We review and prepare a wide variety of contracts, including those
related to construction and capital improvements; equipment, service and
supply purchasing contracts; food services; sale, lease and purchase of
real property; and employment and personal services.
Employment Law. We
advise on the development and implementation of University employment
policies; advise in the administrative process for discipline or
termination of University employees; advise in the employee grievance
process, faculty retention, promotion and tenure decisions and
discrimination claims; and advise the University in complying with state
and federal employment laws.
Federal and State Statutory Compliance.
We provide advice and assistance in the interpretation and
implementation of federal and state statutes including but not limited to the Utah
Governmental Records Access and Management Act (“GRAMA”), the Family
Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”), and the Utah Public Officers and Employees Ethics Act.
We advise on the development of policies regarding licensing of
technology; review sponsored research agreements and licensing
agreements; advise on
general business matters pertaining to technology transfer; and provide advice to the University
community on copyright and trademark matters.
Legislation. We provide legal analysis and recommendations to the administration on proposed legislation.
Litigation Management. We supervise litigation handled by outside counsel, including attorneys from the Utah Attorney General's Office.
Policy Review. We review and provide advice on proposed University policies and procedures.
Real Estate. We
provide advice and assistance regarding legal issues involving real
estate owned by the University, as well as leases of real
property by and to the University.
Record Requests. We review subpoenas and other requests for
records submitted to the University and advise regarding appropriate
responses to such requests.
We advise on the development of policies governing students;
participate in the administrative process for disciplining or dismissing
students; and advise regarding the activities of student organizations.