Office of General Counsel

Scope of the Office of General Counsel

Texas Southern University's Office of General Counsel (OGC) is responsible for serving the legal needs of the University's Board of Regents, its Administration and the employees when acting in the course and scope of employment. Andrew C. Hughey, General Counsel, supervises and directs the activities of the OGC's in-house staff.

Members of the Texas Southern community should contact the office about any and all legal issues involving the University. OGC provides legal services in a wide variety of practice areas, including policy development, litigation, employment and equal opportunity, student affairs, athletics compliance, research agreements, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, open meetings, public information, policy interpretation, purchasing and sales of goods and services, real estate transactions, construction contracts, and ethics and conflicts of interest.

The OGC cannot provide legal advice or representation to employees or students about legal issues of a personal nature (e.g., divorce, wills and landlord/tenant issues). In addition, the OGC does not provide advice in matters unrelated to University business or to individuals whose interests are or may be adverse to the University.

Disclaimer: The Texas Southern University Office of General Counsel has developed this web site so that the University community may become more familiar with the office. These web pages are for general information only.  They are not intended to provide specific legal advice for any specific situation.  Legal advice can be provided only in the course of an attorney-client relationship with reference to legal issues involving the University and with information as to the facts of a specific situation.  Thus, information on these web pages must not be relied on as a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a licensed attorney.  While the OGC may provide links to timely and authoritative information, the content of linked sites is subject to local disclaimers, and the Office of General Counsel makes no guarantees, express or implied, concerning the accuracy of the content.


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