The Office of Legal Affairs represents and provides legal advice to John Carroll University.  The Office supports the mission of the University by handling all legal matters generated by the activities of these entities and by initiating legal action to forestall problems and manage risks. The Director or Legal Affairs and/or the Assistant Director of Legal Affairs render legal advice to University trustees, the President, officers, and administrators and represents the University in all administrative and judicial proceedings.

Common matters requiring legal advice include:

  • Drafting and reviewing agreements, contracts, licenses and leases
  • Interpretation and drafting of legislation, rules, regulations and policies
  • Intellectual property issues
  • Management of litigation
  • Response to subpoenas and other requests for documents
  • Conflict of interest issues
  • Equity and discrimination mattersGovernance questions
  • Acquisition of real property
  • Drafting Delegations of Authority

Matters requiring legal advice or legal action relating to University business should be referred to the Office of Legal Affairs through the appropriate University administrator such as a director, dean or vice president. The Office of Legal Affairs is not authorized to render personal legal advice to University employees or students.