The Office of University Counsel (OUC) oversees, coordinates, and manages the legal affairs of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). OUC attorneys work closely with administrators, faculty, and staff across the University’s administrative units and professional schools.

To protect and promote UMB’s mission and core values, OUC is committed to providing high-quality legal services in an ethical, responsible, collaborative, and timely manner.

You should consult with OUC when legal issues arise during the course of official University business or activities. Each attorney serves as the primary point of contact for certain practice areas. If you are unsure about whom to contact, please use the email address, which is monitored daily.

OUC also serves as the point of contact for public records requests, subpoenas, and legal inquiries from external attorneys.

OUC does not provide personal legal advice to students, faculty, or staff members.

The Office of University Counsel does not provide legal services to the University of Maryland Medical System or its affiliated hospitals, including the University of Maryland Medical Center, or to University System of Maryland institutions other than the University of Maryland, Baltimore.