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Mission Statement

The Office of General Counsel of American University is committed to service, knowledge of the law, and facilitating the educational mission of American University. It is our function to provide, manage, and coordinate all legal services for the university and to minimize legal risks and costs efficiently, reliably, and professionally.

Our Representation

The attorneys within the Office of General Counsel are licensed in the following states: District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.

The Office of General Counsel represents American University and may not represent individual students, faculty, or staff except when these individuals are named as defendants in litigation as a result of actions or omissions within the course and scope of their employment or institutional representation. For personal legal advice, employees and students should consult a private attorney.


*The materials provided on this site are for informational purposes only. Please contact an attorney for specific legal advice.

Office of General Counsel
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-8165
Phone: (202) 885-3285
Fax: (202) 885-3273
E-mail: lawyers@american.edu
Last Updated:03 February 2009

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