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!

February 11, 2016 Webinar: Copyright/Ownership

Memorandum: New Minnesota Campus Sexual Assault Legislation-Sample Memorandum of Understanding

January 14, 2016 Webinar: Crisis Management
Link to PowerPoint

December 10, 2015 Webinar: Essential Policies and Procedures for Handling Data
Link to PowerPoint
Link to Recording

November 12, 2015 Webinar: New Minnesota Campus Sexual Assault Legislation
Link to PowerPoint
Link to Recording
Memorandum "New Minnesota Campus Sexual Assault Legislation Effective August 1, 2016"

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

September 10, 2015 Webinar: Data Privacy and FERPA Considerations in Software Contracts
Link to PowerPoint
Link to Recording

Clinical Affiliation Agreements. MnSCU legal counsel has negotiated memorandum of agreement (MOA) templates for specific health care organizations.  These can be found here.

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.