Office of the General Counsel

Mission: Provide legal advice, counsel, and representation to the University of Kansas through the Chancellor and those she designates.

Vision: A professional staff with core competencies of unquestioned commitment to ethical behavior, thorough and effective research, accurate legal advice, effective preventive law, and successful representation of KU's interests in all legal and administrative settings.

A "One-University" office with legal support to:

The Office of the General Counsel is responsible for legal matters of the University of Kansas. In carrying out that responsibility, the General Counsel and other members of the office draft legal documents, review and recommend action on University contracts and agreements, represent the University in legal actions, and provide legal advice to those who administer the affairs of the University. For the purposes of prosecuting or defending actions involving the University, the attorneys in the Office of the General Counsel serve as Special Assistant Attorneys General by appointment of the Attorney General of the State of Kansas.


DISCLAIMER: The Office of the General Counsel of the University of Kansas publishes these web pages for general information only. The pages are not intended to provide specific legal advice for any specific situation. Legal advice can be provided only in the course of an attorney-client relationship with reference to all the facts of a specific situation. This information, therefore, must not be relied on as a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a licensed attorney. While we try to provide links to timely and authoritative information, the content of linked sites is subject to local disclaimers, and the Office of the General Counsel makes no guarantees, express or implied, concerning its accuracy. We recommend that users obtain confirmation from official sources of all information found on World Wide Web sites.


Contact Information

Lawrence campus:
245 Strong Hall
1450 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045-7535
785-864-3276
785-864-4617

Medical Center: 
2001 Murphy Administration Building, Mail Stop 2013
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160-7101
913-588-7281
913-945-5866

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
$275 million in externally funded research expenditures
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times