The attorneys and paralegals in the Faculty, Students, and Staff practice area provide support in a variety of legal practice areas, including employment and labor law, governance issues, higher education law, election law, civil rights, and affirmative action. In addition, OGC staff in this area assist with policy development and review, legal compliance, and crisis management in areas that affect faculty, staff, and students.
OGC staff provide assistance on a wide variety of student-related issues, including: admissions; financial aid; affirmative action/diversity initiatives; domestic and international academic affiliation and exchange agreements; study abroad programs; distance education; student records and privacy; disabilities and accommodations; discrimination and harassment; student discipline; student complaint procedures; student health, safety and wellness; community safety and crime reporting; summer camps and programs involving minors; and related issues.
Faculty and Staff Concerns
OGC staff also handle a broad range of legal issues affecting U-M faculty and staff, including employment, labor negotiations and agreements, grievances and arbitrations, faculty appointments, staffing and personnel issues, immigration, compliance with federal and state employment laws, employee benefits, complaints of discrimination and harassment, accommodations for disabilities, and workplace safety.