Office of General Counsel

Welcome to the website of the Office of General Counsel (OGC). This site is intended to inform the W&L community about various University policies and procedures, to provide information on topical legal issues that may affect University operations, and to answer frequently asked questions. We also have provided links to W&L resources and legal research sites that may be useful to the W&L community. While it is our goal that you find this website helpful, please note that nothing on this site is intended to constitute legal advice. For specific legal advice, please contact an OGC attorney.


Friday, February 05, 2016

NEW: Statement on Settlement of John Doe Lawsuit

The case of John Doe v. Washington and Lee University pending in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia has been settled confidentially to the mutual satisfaction of both parties, and John Doe is dismissing the lawsuit with prejudice.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Amended Interim Sexual Misconduct Policy

This policy provides detailed information about prohibited behaviors involving sexual or gender-based harassment or discrimination, sexual assault or relationship violence and the related resources and resolution procedures available to all students and employees.

Friday, October 23, 2015

REMINDER: Political Activity

With election campaign season again approaching, please review the rules regarding political activity that should guide employees and students of Washington and Lee.

Friday, August 28, 2015

REMINDER: Contracts Administration Policy

As you procure and receive contracts on behalf of the University, please review the guidance on the need for written agreements, as well as the signature authority, review process, and recordkeeping for all contractual agreements with third parties involving University resources.