University of Minnesota
Office of the General Counsel

Welcome to OGC

The University of Minnesota is one of the largest, most complex research universities in the country. It also has numerous programs and collaborations with institutions around the world. Its legal needs are highly varied and specialized. The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) exists to meet those needs. This website provides an introduction to the legal services the OGC provides, and helps you determine whether you should contact one of the OGC attorneys. More information about the OGC is available in our Annual Report (PDF).

The OGC is also responsible for the supervision of the Records and Information Management and Athletic Compliance offices, which maintain their own websites.

Nothing contained in this website may be construed or relied upon as legal advice. Consult an attorney directly regarding your specific legal needs.

Success Story

Apples on a tree

Defending the U's Honeycrisp Apple Licensing Program

For several years, OGC has provided legal services for the U's apple breeding program. This year, OGC successfully defended Honeycrisp licensing.

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