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A Message From AU's General Counsel

Traevena Byrd

At American University, the Office of General Counsel (OGC) is committed to service, knowledge of the law, and facilitating the mission of AU. The OGC provides, manages, and coordinates all of the legal services for American University. The attorneys in OGC assist administrators in minimizing legal risks. OGC attorneys are licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.

The OGC represents American University, and its agents. We do not represent individual students, faculty, or staff except when these individuals are named as defendants in litigation as a result of actions or omissions within the course and scope of their employment or institutional representation.

Please take a few moments and look through our website and take advantage of the resources posted for you. The materials provided on this website are for informational purposes only. For more information on any subject listed please contact one of the OGC attorneys listed by specialization. For personal legal advice, employees and students should consult a private attorney.