Office of General Counsel


Welcome to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Office of General Counsel website. The purpose of this site is to provide information about legal services available to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, basic information on key legal topics, and links to system websites and other sources of legal and government information.

Our Mission: To provide excellent preventative and responsive legal services in support of the missions of the colleges, universities, and system.

Our Values: Ethics and integrity, judgment, knowledge, and respect.

What's New!

October 8, 2015 Webinar: Grants and Grant Contracts: Understanding and Improving Compliance with Applicable Law and MnSCU Policies

September 10, 2015 Webinar: Data Privacy and FERPA Considerations in Software Contracts
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Clinical Affiliation Agreements. MnSCU legal counsel has negotiated memorandum of agreement (MOA) templates for specific health care organizations.  These can be found here.

April 9, 2015 Webinar: Electronic Signature: Policy Update and Best Practices
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March 12, 2015 Webinar: Religion on Campus: Legal Issues
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February 12, 2015 Webinar: Study Abroad: Meeting the New Reporting Requirements and More!
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Flow Chart for Student Incident Abroad Reporting

The Minnesota Legislature recently amended the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act to prohibit the indoor use of electronic cigarettes, including the inhaling or exhaling of vapor from any electronic delivery device.  The new law applies to all MnSCU colleges and universities effective August 1, 2014.  Please contact college or university administration for more information.  The law is available at 2014 Laws of Minnesota, Ch. 291, Art. 6, Sec. 6

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The purpose of this site is to provide general information only, and nothing on this site should be construed as legal advice. The information provided on this site is not intended to alter or amend official MnSCU policy or procedure.

Links to other websites are provided as a courtesy. They are not intended to nor do they constitute an endorsement of the linked materials by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.