General Counsel

The General Counsel is the chief legal adviser to the System President and LSU Board of Supervisors. Duties include:

  • Review of all System legal contracts and legal matters
  • Preparing reports and rendering advice and counsel on matters pending before the Board, including changes in Board By-Laws, proposed projects at System campuses and hospitals and pending or active litigation involving the University

The Office of General Counsel also supervises the employment of outside counsel.  PM-72 regulates that process.  Contracted counsel are subject to Guidelines issued by the Office of General Counsel.

The Guidelines are available here: LSU Outside Counsel Guidelines.pdf