The Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) manages and supervises all legal matters for Bethune-Cookman University. OLA provides University administrators, faculty and staff with sound legal advice and counseling on legal matters that arise in the course of their duties on behalf of the University. 

Note that OLA cannot represent individuals with personal legal matters.

OLA is led by the University general counsel, who is the chief legal officer for the University. 

OLA serves B-CU by:

  1. Advising the president, cabinet members and the Board of Trustees where requested.
  2. Providing strategic legal counsel and proactively responding to concerns when they arise.
  3. Managing legal claims by securing and managing outside consultants.
  4. Participating in the development of financial and contractual relationships through negotiating and conceptualizing contractual content.
  5. Managing and implementing risk management.

OLA’s Mission

The Office of Legal Affairs supports the strategic vision of the President and a dynamic learning environment by fostering sound decision-making in all areas of operation, instruction, research, and administration.