University of Wisconsin–Madison
Bascom Hall at Sunrise

Welcome to the Office of Legal Affairs. OLA supports the University’s mission by providing professional, timely and knowledgeable legal advice and representation on the wide range of complex and highly-specialized legal issues affecting institutions of higher education. Through outreach and training activities and regular interaction with University administrators, faculty and staff, we strive to increase awareness of legal issues on campus in an effort to prevent problems and help clients sharpen their own objectives and strategies. We look forward to working with you.

Mission

The overall mission of the Office of Legal Affairs is to provide high quality legal advice, guidance, and representation to advance and protect the University’s mission and vision.