The Texas State University System's Office of the Vice Chancellor and General Counsel (OGC) provides legal counsel to the Board of Regents, chancellor, universities, colleges, and institute that comprise the System, striving to offer timely and responsible advice on a broad array of legal issues facing public, complex institutions of higher education. The OGC serves the campuses by providing strong, vigorous, and reasoned legal representation and advocacy in order to help those institutions achieve their critical missions. The System also offers proactive legal training, on a variety of legal topics, including but not limited to, Title IX and ethics.
The OGC practice areas are in three primary concentrations: general law, business law, and governance. Below is a summary of each of these areas of responsibility:
General Law - These legal matters involve employees and students in the human resources and student affairs areas. Such matters include:
Business Law - These legal matters involve the commercial and business activities of all campuses, except for human resources. Such matters include:
Governance Law – These legal matters are generally handled by the Vice Chancellor and General Counsel and involve governance and System level legal policy and executive initiatives, including the following: