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, October 23, 2015

NEW: 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.  

Friday, February 06, 2015

REMINDER – Conflicts of Interest

All employees should attempt to avoid personal transactions or situations in which their personal interests will, or appear to, conflict with those of the University. Employees must inform their supervisors and the relevant dean or vice president of any potential conflict of interest, and in some cases, receive written approval before entering into certain contracts or business arrangements that could present a conflict of interest.