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.


Thursday, June 02, 2016

Political Campaign-Related Activities on Campus

As we are all well aware, we are in the midst of a campaign year and certain political activities involving University employees and students must be avoided due to W&L's non-profit status. The American Council on Education has provided a helpful whitepaper on "Political campaign-related activities of and at colleges and universities," and we provide it for your review.

Friday, February 05, 2016

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.