The Department provides drafting, research, review, analysis and advice to the Institution in the following areas:
Legal Affairs manages adjudicated tort claims in which the university is a party.
The Legal Affairs Transaction in conjunction with Contracts Management Office, also facilitates routing of those documents that Legal has reviewed through financial approval, execution by signatory authority, and return to department.
Institutional Consent Agenda
Some contracts and other matters require approval by the UT System Board of Regents. These matters are reviewed at quarterly Board of Regents meetings. The institutional docket is the mechanism for seeking and (hopefully) obtaining Board of Regents approval, which is managed by Contracts Management Office.
Legal Affairs conducts or assists with periodic workshops, seminars, and training on a variety of legal topics.