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Mission Statement
The Office of University Counsel provides legal advice to the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, the administration, faculty, and staff on legal matters involving or affecting the institution; advises the University administration on a broad range of initiatives, policy matters, and issues; and serves as a liaison between the University and its related and affiliated entities on legal and policy issues.

The Office of University Counsel also provides managerial services in terms of program implementation as assigned by the Chancellor and administration and educational services for a wide range of audiences, including training programs internally on legal and policy matters and educational programs outside the institution for legal audiences and general audiences on matters affecting The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and higher education in general.

The Office engages in crisis and opportunity management and preventative counseling, including the identification of high risk activities and enterprises conducted by the University and the articulation of methodologies or strategies for coping with the risks. The Office is responsible for selecting and supervising any outside counsel engaged by the institution.