Who We Are

The Office of the General Counsel ("OGC") provides legal services to Columbia University. In that capacity, the OGC has created this home page to allow members of the Columbia community to become more familiar with our office, its functions and operations, and to inform members of the Columbia community of legal matters of importance to them in their role as faculty, staff or students of the University.

You are invited and encouraged to contact our office for assistance on matters affecting the University. For further information on who we are and how to contact us, when to call us, important university rules and procedures, general legal issues, and current legal news and information, please follow the links on the left. Please note, however, that the OGC does not provide personal legal services for members of the Columbia community. If you require personal legal assistance, please refer to our Help for the Public link.